Originally written for Russian trumpet legend Timofei Dokshizer, the Tamberg Concerto was also played by Dokshizer’s friend and superb player and teacher David Hickman (long-time professor at ASU). Listen to that tone! And those leaps are not for the faint of heart. Learn about how Hickman came to perform the piece throughout the video. Great stuff. … More Gorgeous Tone and Serious Chops: David Hickman Plays Tamberg Concerto, 1977
Player, bandleader, educator, and author, Scotty Barnhart is amazing no matter which hat he’s wearing. Leader and trumpet soloist for the Count Basie Orchestra, here he is delivering a lecture and a tasty, tasty, tasty plunger mute work. Check it. … More Scotty Barnhart Talks Jazz, Monette Trumpets, and Puts Some Stank On the Plunger Mute Solo
The hang drum is a mesmerizing instrument, invented by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland. You have to go there in person to order one. Although I’ve wanted one for a long time and love the sound, I’ve not seen one played with trumpet until this video came along. I like it. Mellow, haunting, … More Hang Drum + Trumpet and Flugelhorn
I’m super excited to announce a new edition of Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn. The book is frequently a #1 best-seller in its category, and 2 days after publication it’s the #1 New Release in Trumpets and Cornets on Amazon.com. The book has been completely overhauled, updated with new content, way better graphics and a cleaner design. But … More Trumpet How-To: 4th Edition Is #1 New Release on Amazon (+free video lessons)
Art Farmer has such musical ideas. When you hear him, there’s no confusion as to who’s playing. Too bad more peeps don’t know about him. Check out this beautiful waltz. I can’t quite place the title–tip of my tongue. Anybody? Farmer was a superb player, especially on the flugel, and in fact, a new kind of … More Art Farmer: Flugelhorn and Flumpet (and a site redesign!)
Deep groove from Marcus Miller, bass, Adam Agati on guitar, Alex Han on saxes, Brett Williams on piano, Lee Hogans on trumpet, Louis Cato on drums and Mino Cinelu on percussion, playing Papa Was a Rolling Stone. … More Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone: Marcus Miller, Lee Hogans (tpt) and Crew
Pretty funny list of musicians’ needs over here. The trumpet one is below. Click to see ’em all and more funnies.
I’ve taken and given a lot of lessons, and it never gets old, there is always something to learn, whether I’m teaching or learning. I decided to jump in on some online lessons from the great Sean Jones, in his course Jazz Trumpet Fundamentals, over at Open Studios (you can save 20% on all plans (Monthly, Premium of … More Sean Jones: Trumpet Fundamentals
Four years in the making, Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch’s “Madera Latino” (Latin Wood) project, exploring the music of jazz innovator and master trumpeter Woody Shaw in a Latin Jazz format with today’s top trumpeters, is finally ready for release!
Fascinating insight into the embouchure of one of the giants of jazz, mentor and idol of Dizzy Gillespie. As Ingram points out, Eldridge could play an A above double-C (evidence in the Basie Band recording below these pics). … More Roy “Little Jazz” Eldridge: A Above Double-C