Who would you choose?

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

  1. rickyc

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    Bobby Hackett, Al Hirt, Chris Botti
     
  2. Sabrbc

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    Will Scarlett-totally!
     
  3. Stile442

    Stile442 Piano User

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    I would have to go with Doc Severinsen. I heard him play from the 3rd row when I had just started playing and it always kind of stuck with me.:-)
     
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  4. stchasking

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    Alan Vizzutti
     
  5. Fluffy615

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    Well, I know my Dad (a big Harry James fan) would hate it, but I have to say Maynard. I've been listening to him since the '70's and nobody does like he did.
    Bob
     
  6. adonis74

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    The title of greatest trumpet player in the 20th and 21st Centuries is, without any doubt whatsoever, is Harry James.

    Get some of his records and play them before judging. I agree with Doc's earlier comment about him (mentioned earlier in this thread) that no one could touch him in his prime, but I add that no one ever has since.
     
  7. asc1969

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    I agree there are a great deal to choose from. I actually like James Morrison. To me he has great control over the instrument and can wail with the likes of Maynard. I don't know if he's reached his prime yet or not but I'd take being able to play like that any day of the week.
     
  8. asc1969

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    I agree there are a great deal to choose from. I actually like James Morrison. To me he has great control over the instrument and can wail with the likes of Maynard. I don't know if he's reached his prime yet or not but I'd take being able to play like that any day of the week.
     
  9. MFfan

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    MF has been my hero for about 50 yrs, for sheer excitment and exuberance and in your face playing. If I could play like that, now that I am older, would have to watch out for a " heart attack" . I did learn something from a video on Dailymotion where he gave tips on proper stance and body posture to get the high notes. Worked some for me!
     
  10. hsa-arch

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    The two guys on the left. Wayne for his amazing chops and techinical ability and Boss for the showmanship and love for life.
     

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