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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by youngmaynard, Jun 18, 2007.
who here would rank maynard in top 10 or 15 of all time
Absolutely, especially in the number of people he has inspired to take up the king of all instruments. I have admired him ever since I can remember!
He gets my vote.
I'd place him at the top of the list of players who influenced young people to take up trumpet or do more with it. Maynard was also a great inspiration on how to live life to the fullest in the later years.
But there are many categories for trumpet players:
Classical, jazz, rock...
MF was the best for the niche that he made for himself.
Chase was the best for the niche that he made for himself.
Severinsen was the best for the niche that he made for himself.
The classical niche would have someone else as the best.
The old-time jazz niche would have someone else as the best.
Back in the 1970's I remember some professional music "critic" on the radio claiming that MF was a "freak" rather than a "real musician".
Such stupid "critics" needed to listen to MF's wonderful phrasing on the flugel intro to "Pagliacci".
And listen to MF's lightning-fast fingering on countless bee-bop numbers.
And listen to MF's ability to switch from trumpet to saxophone to trombone in a single concert.
MF's tonguing and attack and tone and loudness were lousy by classical standards, but MF wasn't trying to be classical.
And neither was Louis Armstrong or Buddy Rich.
MF cared about some things that were important for his personal musical niche and didn't care about other things that were not important for his personal musical niche.
Triple tongue? Why bother?
Play everything softer? Not as much fun and it draws smaller crowds.
Gentler attack in "Give It One"? This ain't the Kansas City Philharmonic.
Funny, I didn't get the memo about this being a trumpet contest.
Why do we need to constantly "grade" players? Maynard was absolutely amazing and revolutionized the trumpet world.
Yup. Trent gets my vote on this one.
Maynard is and will always be my biggest inspiration. Not just from his trumpet playing but the warmness he lived his life with. He was an amazing man.
Trent and Vulgano get my vote.
The rest can have a vote too if I still can vote
its not a competion like trent said and i wasnt trying to create one either so just calm down there are just some people out there who say he was nothing more than a one trick pony and his style of music was trashy which is absolutely rediculous