I was listening to this song (from Wynton's CD) in the car today. It got stuck in my head...and then I remembered this particular video. I thought it could turn into a good discussion here.
Wynton Marsalis vs Sergei Nakariakov (Moto Perpetuo) - YouTube
I know it's impossible to do a "versus" scenario with these two master trumpeters because they are so different....but maybe we could talk about how they both decided to interpret this piece of music. What do you all think about each interpretation? What do you like/dislike? Which would you rather listen to?
I think overall, I like Wynton's way of playing it better. To me it sounds much smoother (duh) and more pleasing to the ear. However....I feel as if the way Sergei does it would be MUCH more difficult. The way he emphasizes each and every note at that tempo is beyond incredible! I'd rather listen to Wynton's...but I find both to be TOP NOTCH!
Well, let's see where this goes!