Author Archives: Eric Sperry

Arturo Sandoval – Trumpet and life lessons on Tip Tuesday!

Thank you Arturo Sandoval and Jens Lindemann for sharing what trumpet playing is all about!

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Chris Martin plays Arutunian!

Fantastic playing by Chris on one of the iconic concertos of the trumpet repertoire.

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Recommended Music!

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

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Ingrid Jensen!

Canadian trumpet player Ingrid Jensen is on the cutting edge of jazz trumpet. She’s been a member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra for years and regularly performs with dozens of award-winning groups as a leader and sideman. Ingrid is also … Continue reading

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Tanglewood Music Center Trumpet Masterclass – MUST WATCH!

The Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Center has recently released a 5-part YouTube video series titled “The Art of Section Playing”.  This is the best video series I’ve ever seen on the subject, and some of the best instruction available by … Continue reading

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Alison Balsom – Sound The Trumpet

Alison Balsom has just released a new album on EMI featuring the music of Handel and Purcell. Balsom performs throughout on Baroque trumpet and it’s just stunning. I wholeheartedly recommend every recording Alison’s produced. She’s one of the best trumpet … Continue reading

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Matthias Höfs, trumpet

Matthias Höfs is one of Germany’s finest trumpet players. He is currently professor of trumpet at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg, Germany. He is famous for his long tenure with the German Brass and has produced seven … Continue reading

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Bud Herseth – Australian Radio Profile and Interview

An excellent interview on the living legend, Adolph Herseth. It’s a long interview, but well worth your time. It also contains many excerpts of Bud’s famous performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. No one produces a sound on our instrument … Continue reading

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Recommended Music!

Head Hunters – Herbie Hancock The Fire of The Fundamentals – Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Def Trance Beat – Steve Coleman and the Five Elements The Legacy of Stan Kenton – U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors Wagner for Orchestra … Continue reading

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New page: Resources

I’ve added a page called “Resources”, a dedicated place for me to list recommended trumpet books and accessories. Since it can sometimes be difficult to find a particular book or accessory, I’ve teamed up with Amazon to offer a place … Continue reading

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