The hang drum is a mesmerizing instrument, invented by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Bern, Switzerland. You have to go there in person to order one. Although I’ve wanted one for a long time and love the sound, I’ve not seen one played with trumpet until this video came along. I like it. Mellow, haunting, … More Hang Drum + Trumpet and Flugelhorn
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!)
Somehow, growing up on a large island in a small town in Alaska, I acquired an album by South African flugelhorn artist, Hugh Masakela. Back then, in the 70s, I was into Chuck Mangione, especially his Live at the Hollywood Bowl double-album, a fun album that introduced me to Dizzy Gillespie, Jeff Tyzik (playing lead trumpet), and jazz piano wizard Chick Corea, who, if I remember correctly, played 4th trumpet in the big band on a few tunes. I know, crazy, right? Who knew?
Anyway, since Hugh Masakela also plays flugelhorn, I must have ordered an album to check him out. … More Hugh Masakela, S. African Flugelhorn Legend
My own taste for trumpet sound goes like this: The darker the tone the better. It’s why I really like the sound of most Monette trumpets, and most especially the flumpet and Dave’s new flugelhorn. Some people don’t like the Monette sound, but a lot of great players do. I frequently learn of new players … More Trumpet Porn: Drool Over These Horns
Chapter 17: So Many Trumpets, So Little Time
This Chapter Covers:
other wacky trumpets.
Terms to Know:
piston valve: A type of trumpet (and other) valve that uses up an down motion of a cylindrical tube to divert air to the appropriate slide.
rotary valve: A type of trumpet (and other) valve that uses rotation motion of a cylindrical tube to divert air to the appropriate slide.
overtone series: Also known as the harmonic series. Tones aboe a fundamental pitch which are related to the fundamental. As you blow harder/faster through a tube, you’ll play successively higher tones in the overtone series.
Superbone: A slide trombone with valves, invented by Maynard Ferguson. The trumpet-like version of this instrument is the Firebird. … More Chapter 17: So Many Trumpets, So Little Time