Friday, March 02, 2007


The Joy of Listening to Great Trumpet Players

Clarinetists too!

My list of great trumpet players is not very long. I am sure that others have their favorites that I haven't identified, but I do enjoy the following players and have their CD's:

Harry James
Bobby Hackett
Winton Marsalis
Herb Alpert
Al Hirt
Maynard Ferguson
Miles Davis
Chet Baker
Louis Armstrong

My list of great clarinetists is shorter:

Benny Goodman
Pete Fountain
Sidney Bechet
Woody Herman
Artie Shaw
Acker Bilk

It is an indulgence in memories to replay the best of the best, but these musicians played happy music, which is something missing in today's world, I believe.


Well written article.

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