Source: Mind Over Finger | 013: Jim Stephenson: We elaborate on: His journey, from trumpet player to composer How and why he got started composing How he moved forward with his new career Why it’s important to look inside and listen to our instinct Why we need to have the right mindset in regards to … More Trumpeter/Composer Jim Stephenson
With his new album, Origami Harvest, Ambrose Akinmusire once again demonstrates the sheer creative freedom that runs through his compositions. We knew that a veritable musical essay like this would lead to a great interview. Here is the Blue Note-signed American trumpeter discussing Origami Harvest in his own words. Source: Ambrose Akinmusire: “It Is Hard … More Ambrose Akinmusire: “It Is Hard to Dismiss Abstraction”
Check out young trumpeter Marquis Hill.
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).”
Here’s a great Tiny Desk concert, featuring Common, with a killin’ backup band, including trumpeter Keyon Harrold, … More Keyon Harrold with Common
Canadian Brass. They’ve got over 100 albums. Find them here.
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
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!)