Who would you choose?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by richtom, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

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    Maybe I should explain myself concerning Clifford.

    When he died he was, IMHO, no where near his potential so I'd like to start where he left off. 8)
     
  2. DaveH

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    Al Hirt. I have a fondness for the dixieland/jazz sound.
     
  3. Buzz

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    If I could play like one guy at the top of HER career, it would have to be Leisl Whittaker.
    Meg
     
  4. musicalmason

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    I have to very opposing role models, maurice andre for legit stuff, and miles davis for eveything else, two sounds about as different as possible but I try to imitate them both.
     
  5. mileage

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    For me it has to be Tim Morrison.
     
  6. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    Ooh, tough one.

    Well, I have been told I sound like Maurice Andre (I have the critique sheet to prove it). But I really think that the trumpet that I would love to be is one that I feel has all but disappeared after Johnny Carson retired; Doc Severinsen. I have both some of his jazz and his classical work, and I just love his stuff. He has that tone that even if you are sitting in the far corner of the theater, you can just feel the power. BUT a super close second was Harry James. You wanna talk power, look at him.
     
  7. richtom

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    I was curious when someone might mention Harry James. Bud Herseth himself has made mention of Harry James as being a real player. Frank Kaderabek also thought very highly of Mr. James.
    I am a bit surprised Doc hasn't been mentioned more often.
     
  8. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    Even scarier, a current college freshman who listens to Harry James, listened to him all through HS. No rap for this cat!
     
  9. SteelyDan

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    Wow! This is a tough call for me to make, but if I had to pick only one player I would most like to emulate it would have to be Louis Armstrong. Lately I've noticed that the more of his material I really listen to, the more I am amazed at his creativity.
    Sincerely,
    Dan
     
  10. dcstep

    dcstep Mezzo Piano User

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    Good Lord, I'd love to end up where Brownie left off. It is amazing to consider his potential, BUT his output in his twenties has never been matched, IMHO.

    Dave
     

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