Scotty Barnhart Talks Jazz, Monette Trumpets, and Puts Some Stank On the Plunger Mute Solo

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

Art Farmer: Flugelhorn and Flumpet (and a site redesign!)

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!)

Master Trumpet Maker, Dominick Calicchio (born 1901)

A 1973 documentary on Dominick Calicchio, the important trumpet maker. Of course, he’s NOT the last trumpet maker, as the title of the doc implies. There are other great and prolific trumpet makers alive and thriving today, people like Dave Monette and Jason Harrelson, to name just two. Still, check out this fascinating doc on … More Master Trumpet Maker, Dominick Calicchio (born 1901)

Physics, Trumpets, Innovation, and Why the Heck Your Horn Plays Out of Tune (it’s not you)

This is a presentation from trumpet craftsman Dave Monette, explaining his innovation in mouthpieces. Dave Monette’s mouthpieces can be seen on players all over the planet, even if they’re not playing a Monette horn. They’re that good. Find one here, but before buying one, read this. He also goes into detail about the inner design of his trumpets and how his other interests informed his trumpet innovations. … More Physics, Trumpets, Innovation, and Why the Heck Your Horn Plays Out of Tune (it’s not you)