Who would you choose?

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

  1. Rudy

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    Hey, no one mentioned the legendary "Dizzy"......
     
  2. Rexbo

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    I agree with previous posts about not missing the joy of my own meager accomplishments. However, if I could experience another's abilities for one day, I would choose Arturo Sandoval or Clark Terry.
     
  3. daveythewavey19

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    Mendez, his playing was so joyful!
     
  4. tonidimitri

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    im reading all the comments and i am greatly stunned that you have all overlooked the one and only...... SERGEI NAKARIAKOV he is by far gods greatest gift to world as far as a trumpeter playing is concerned
     
  5. DevilishTrumpetPlayerGod

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    Well this is a very hard question to answer since there are so many amazing trumpet players out there. But mine would have to be a Jazz flugalist Chuck Mangione, I lover of jazz and I also love the sound of the flugalhorn, so that has the perfect combination, plus Chuck Mangione is a musician, he plays the flugal but he can also sing his part very well.
     
  6. Shelbywmccarty

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    I think that I would pick Doc. Simply. He was such an amazing player, and had more personality in his jackets then I will ever have.
     
  7. jaydarling

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    I'm with Tom on this one. I am simply EXTAORDINARILY happy just to be able to play at all. I am only a mediocre trumpeter compared to most of the guys and gals on this site, but the enjoyment I derive from playing is AWESOME.
    My inspiration was much more humble than Tom's though, I wanted to play just like my DAD. That is the reason I am looking for the best way to have his horn cleaned up and return it to him as a gift.
    Thanks TM for the opportunity to find out th good stuff.
    Jay
     
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  8. Richard Oliver

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    It is a very hard question, and like Ed said, my answer would vary, but reading all the posts brought some things to mind.

    I'm thankful I can play like Robin, Tom, and others said. Even at my mediocre level. I just finished perusing Trumpet Blues, so Harry James came to mind. My teacher Walt Laursen was just a wonderful player and a really fine human being. I still hear him and feel him in my heart when I practice.

    Great players everyone mentioned.
     
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  9. bobtrumpet

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    I'd choose myself. I'd love to hear myself at my peak - 'cause I'm sure not there now! :-)

    To be serious, of those I have had the pleasure of hearing personally (as opposed to recordings - too many to name), I'd have to choose either Phil Smith, Jens Lindemann, or Bert Truax.

    Regards,

    Bob Eye
    Dallas, TX
     
  10. Eclipsehornplayer

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    I'm with Tom on this one!

    I've worked hard to develope into the player that I am. I want to be me! Now that's not to say that I wouldn't mind having some attributes of much better players then me; but in the end I want to be me. I love my sound; I finally found it and it's mine!

    As for my favorite; Wow I wouldn't know where to begin!
     

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