I recently had an oppurtunity to see the rock band Chicago live and was actually impressed with Lee Loughnane's trpt playing. I think that he has improved significantly over his career, esp. compared to some of his soloing from the early days of Chicago.
As a trumpet player myself, I'd be curious to know where you think he ranks as a player. Personally, I don't think he is in the same league as Doc, Maynard etc (true jazz players), however, he is a solid section player, going up to about high F# / G live in concert.
As a horn player I've always been a huge Chicago fan. Curious what others think....
Have a good one !!