Amazing trumpet version of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” performed by Timofei Dokshizer. … More Timofei Dokshizer plays “Rhapsody in Blue”
A 50 minute lesson with jazz legend and master teacher Clark Terry. … More Take a Free Lesson With the Great Clark Terry
Galliard Battalia, by early Baroque composer, Samuel Scheidt, played by Art of Brass, Vienna.
It killed me that this first clip of Diz and Maurice Andre playing Manhã de Carnaval from Black Orpheus is cut short, so I searched around for the full tune and was stoked to actually find it! It doesn’t track well, so best to just close your eyes and listen. If you want to see their fingers line … More Dizzy & Maurice: Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnival)
I especially liked the brief “how this was made” at the end. … More Arturo Sandoval Plays (almost) All the Parts on “The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero).”
Woody Shaw’s sound and musical ideas are unmistakeable. Check him out in the videos below, then click through to his 1983 Downbeat interview. … More Woody’s Wisdom: 1983 Downbeat Interview
Here’s a great Tiny Desk concert, featuring Common, with a killin’ backup band, including trumpeter Keyon Harrold, … More Keyon Harrold with Common
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Free Kindle Edition of Practice Like This: 35 Effective Ways to Get Better Faster … More Free Kindle Book: Practice Like This
There is so much to love and study about this performance, and not just Brian McWhorter’s superb tone, technique, and intonation. It’s a great reminder how much other “stuff” is behind a good performance, not just the sounds coming out of your horn: stage presence, facial expressions, movement, yadda yadda. The whole is more than the … More Trumpeter Brian McWhorter: Ligeti’s “Mysteries of the Macabre”
Canadian Brass. They’ve got over 100 albums. Find them here.