One of the great orchestral trumpet players currently performing in the USA is David Bilger, principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. His playing exemplifies everything we strive for as trumpet players. Listen and learn from a master!
Great band made up of L.A.’s finest. Dig the trumpet section: Wayne Bergeron, Dan Fornero, Rick Baptist, Clay Jenkins, and Ron Stout!!
One of the greatest trumpet players of all-time, Lew Soloff, passed away last night. Famous for the iconic trumpet work in the band Blood Sweat & Tears, Lew could play anything on the trumpet with fire, panache, and soul. Over his career he worked with many great bands (Machito, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, etc.), great artists (Aretha Franklin, Paquito D’Rivera, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Frank Sinatra, etc.), and on many film soundtracks. He was one of my personal favorite trumpet players and will be missed greatly.
Lay It Down – Al Green
Danzon – Arturo Sandoval
Big Swing Face – Buddy Rich
CSO Brass Live – Chicago Symphony Brass Live
Trumpet Concertos – Maurice Andre
I’m long overdue for a blog post……here’s something to get things rolling again. Great latin ensemble full of some best players on the East Coast. Formerly the Tito Puente Orchestra.
Fantastic playing by Chris on one of the iconic concertos of the trumpet repertoire.
Holst: The Planets – Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra/Zubin Mehta
Homage to Duke – Dave Grusin
In The Sun – Jane Monheit
Live In Osaka – Eastman Wind Ensemble
Straight Ahead – Count Basie Orchestra