Who would you choose?

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  1. richtom

    richtom Forte User

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    If your guardian angel came to you tonight and granted you that you could play exactly like any trumpet player in the world (at their peak of ability), who would you pick?

    Me? I'd pick Bud Herseth. His musicianship is out of this world.
     
  2. bugler16

    bugler16 Pianissimo User

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    I would have to agree Bud Herseth although I might be tempted to lean towards Phil Smith or Jens Lindeman
     
  3. Castle Bravo

    Castle Bravo Piano User

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    Bud Herseth is the man, but even Bud bowed to The Boss admitting that in his prime he was the man and is still the man born with the most God given talent...
    MF for me, baby! :shock: :roll: 8)
     
  4. dbacon

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    Gozzo.....
     
  5. Horn of Praise

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    Al Hirt! I have been listening to his 1960's era recordings lately, and I now appreciate him more than ever.
     
  6. tom turner

    tom turner Mezzo Forte User

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    Actually . . . (and this is NOT to be considered at all egotistical, for it is NOT) but . . .

    I am grateful that the Lord blessed me with enough talent to thoroughly enjoy playing trumpet myself.

    I may not be the greatest trumpeter in the world . . . but I surely do enjoy playin' the horn!

    I hope most of you feel the same way, for it is a true blessing to enjoy playing the horn as much as I do!

    Sincerely,

    Tom Turner

    PS: Thanks to all the great players though the ages for giving us all the inspiration and motivation to take up the horn . . . especially to Louis Armstrong. I didn't come from a real musical family yet I wanted to play the "clarinet" just like Louis. Luckily, the music store knew that I MEANT to say CORNET!

    Louis was my first idol . . . and not a bad one to have either!
     
  7. dbacon

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    Uan Rasey. He may have been the greatest trumpet player to ever play. Complete musician, total command of the instrument. One of the finest human beings you would ever meet. He recorded over three thousand movies!! Countless record dates, TV shows etc. An exceptional teacher as well.
     
  8. trickg

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    As much as my heart wants to say someone like Maynard Ferguson, my head has to go with Bud Herseth. Here's why:

    Sound
    Power
    Control
    Musicianship
    Longevity (this one because we all know that not only could Bud really nail it down, but he did so for an unprecedented length of time, a real accomplishment in my opinion.)

    If you could play like Herseth, there would be virtually nothing that you couldn't do on the instrument.
     
  9. schilke61

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    Prof. Adolf Scherbaum
     
  10. dbacon

    dbacon Mezzo Piano User

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    Ray Mase. Perhaps the finest musician to ever play the trumpet.
     

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