Dizzy & Maurice: Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnival)

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)

Trumpeter Brian McWhorter: Ligeti’s “Mysteries of the Macabre”

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”