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
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
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
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
The great Bobby Hackett, Charlie Shavers, and Doc Severinsen are joined by a surprising fourth member–talk show host Steve Allen–for a burning trumpet quartet rendition of Charlie Shavers’s tune Undecided. Everybody takes a solo. … More Bobby Hackett, Charlie Shavers, Doc Severinsen, and… Steve Allen?