Blog Topic: Music Listening


David Bilger plays Tomasi and more!

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!

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Recommended Music!

Lay It Down – Al Green Danzon – Arturo Sandoval Big Swing Face – Buddy Rich CSO Brass Live – Chicago Symphony Brass Live Trumpet Concertos – Maurice Andre

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Mambo Legends Orchestra!

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.  

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Trumpet fundamentals clinic on 10/5/13 at Melk Music!

Area band directors…….I’m presenting an informal masterclass on trumpet fundamentals at Melk Music Inc. this Saturday, Oct. 5th at 1:00pm. While I’m gearing it towards middle-school level students, high-school students will get something out of it too! It’s FREE and … Continue reading

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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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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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