A 50 minute lesson with jazz legend and master teacher Clark Terry. … More Take a Free Lesson With the Great Clark Terry
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
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)
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?
The words of this tune resonate today. And Benny Bailey is still killing it. Great plunger mute use. … More Timely Tune. Still True. And Benny Bailey Killing It on Trumpet
Maynard needs little introduction. Tireless educator, and high-note wizard. He uses what’s called the “pistol-grip” (for obvious reasons) to hold his trumpet. Check him and his band out in this 1969 viddo of Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train. … More Maynard’s Pistol-grip
Here’s trumpeter Tim Clarke noodling in Bb (concert Ab). … More Noodling About: Trumpeter Tim Clarke
Don Cherry, man of wise words also said there is nothing more serious than fun. Here’s what he sounds like:
Don Cherry, man of wise words also said there is nothing more serious than fun. Here’s his big sound on a tiny trumpet.