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Best Trumpet Players of All Time

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Rated 267 points - posted 5 years ago by mail4gigi in category Music.
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Wynton Marsalis Report Abuse
Incredible player both classically and in jazz, superb innovator and promoter of music.
472 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 19 comments
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What?!? Wynton is classically trained and knowledgeable but he has no soul or feeling. He's like a trained parrot or robot. Miles and his peers wouldn't play with him for that exact reason. He never played an original note in his life. If you call him innovative, I'll assume you've either never heard him play or never heard anyone else play, one of the two. Lee Morgan and Thad Jones, both deserving of the top 10-ish are giants compared to Wynton's Johnny come lately imitator approach to emotion he never himself experience.
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Gosh. Wynton is so incredibly good. I think that he just might be the single greatest musician of all time.
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awesome
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Ross Tompkins played a recording of Wynton rehearsing for the Tonight Show...way back when.....it was horrible! Otherwise, time's been on his side!
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love him
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Oh, and he also basically saved jazz single-handedly from going into a rock direction. Just sayin'.
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The guy under me doesn't know what he's talking about. Bobby Shew doesn't play in recording studios, either. Or Clifford, or Mitchell. His music is 'out there' because he needs a challenge, and all the greats know it, too. Honestly- Wynton's the greatest player ever. If you think otherwise, listen to his Caravan recording on 'Standard time, vol. 1'. If you don't think he can't play high, listen to The Magic Hour. If you know how to listen to solos then you'd understand the genius of what he's doing.
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A fine player and excellent at marketing himself. He's the best player people many people have heard of. There are guys in the studios in NY, LA, and other cities who can play circles around Wynton. When you hear great jazz or classical music performed for movie or TV show, or backup for most music recordings, it's a studio guy (or gal). With all due respect, he's not close to the best. fwiw, I don't find his jazz all that listenable. I'll take Bobby Shew, Cifford Brown, Blue Mitchell, or many others over Wynton every time.
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Wynton is the greatest Ever! There is nothing you can do about it!
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It's Maurice Andre. But I would agree with you if you were talking about classical trumpet players. However, Wynton Marsalis is both
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He must be in the top three: 1.Moris André. 2.Wynton Marsalis. 3.Sergei Nakariakov.
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Very underrated at #5. How many players on this list are the best in two separate styles of music? Most only specialize on one field. Not to mention he is the greatest ambassador for the dying art of Dixieland jazz.
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Underranked at #5
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He is the best ever because of his mastery of both the classical AND jazz genres. He should top the list. He is in a league of his own! Enough said already!
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He should be in the top ten on this list...
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He belongs in the top ten on this list...
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Ya, #1 should be a three-way, Wynton, Allen Vizzutti and Maynard...
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Phenominal technician but his jazz Improvisational style is often beyond the grasp of many listeners...When he does his take-offs on jazz "standards" you usually can't recognize the songs because he's so far "out there" that he looses the Melody...
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he has the best sound of any trumpet player
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Maurice Andre' Report Abuse
He has been seated by his peers as the greatest classical player to date.
456 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 14 comments
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Andre was the absolute master of the trumpet. No other trumpeter has ever combined effortless technique, tonal beauty, and supreme musicianship like he did. On his hundreds of recordings, and in thousands of performances throughout the world he literally sang through his trumpet and created music of indescribable beauty. He was a trumpeter's trumpet player and is universally acknowledged by the world's professional trumpet players as the greatest trumpet player of all time.
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In my opinion the best one
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Maurice Andre was the greatest classical trumpet player who ever lived, and one of the greatest classical musicians in history. His incredible and effortless technique, beautiful and unmistakable sound, and suberb musicianship created a new and unique style of trumpet playing that has inspired generations of trumpet players throughout the world. Andre greatly expanded the baroque, classical, and modern repertoire of music available for the trumpet, and is single-handedly responsible for making the trumpet a respected solo instrument in the concert halls of the world. His exquisite playing set a standard for all time, for all trumpet players, and for all musicians to aspire to.
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Maurice Andre is a legend! In his prime, he set a standard of excellence for trumpet playing that will stand for all time. If you are not familiar with his playing, he made over 300 recordings. Check out which recordings are still available on Amazon.com. All trumpet players should listen and learn from the greatest trumpeter of all time!!
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I just moved Maurice Andre from #6 to #5. He definitely deserves to be in the top 5, whereas Armstrong and Fresu don't even come close.
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He makes playing the trumpet sound easy and effortless. Listen to his recordings while reading the music - you will be even more astounded at his flawless execution. He is a master, perhaps THE master.
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NO. 7??? #7?? Sigh... All styles considered, he still is the top. Here, he barely made it over Herb Alpert. ...... And now I have to do math? (You'll see.)
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The ranking of Maurice Andre at #7 is ridiculous! If all of the professional classical trumpet players in the world voted, Andre, the greatest trumpeter who ever lived, would be number 1 by a wide margin!
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absurd to have him this low on the list. Who rated this?
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Flawless tone
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very gifted. Truely amazing sound.
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loves his wine
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he is one of the greatest of all times. best classical player known to man!!!! lol
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In a class by himself.
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Louis Armstrong Report Abuse
Innovator
434 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 14 comments
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Pop's is still the best....
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One of the people I would like to have known. RIP POPS.
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He's alright
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louis armstrong was pretty good
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Louis and I share the same name but he is a way better trumpet player than I am. he made jazz what it is today
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Louis was a living legend..he was such a great influence in the world of music. He was a great communicator of the art. People around the world know his voice and music.We will be dust someday,but the world will still remember the name Louis Armstrong.
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Louis is fantastic, but anyway is the best, sorry... His tecnic of trumpet is anthing versus other trumpet players how: Moris André, the father of the trumpetists players (search him playing the Carnival of Vencice), Wynton Marsalis, Hakan Handerberger, Sergei Nakariakov ,Tine Thing Helseth and more...
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Number 8?? Louis Armstrong is one of my major influences! My only one for trumpet :) I have to say though. All of these trumpet players are amazing :)
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If you know ANYTHING about the trumpet you know it begins here!
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Louis WAS the guy. he literally took the world of jazz and said 'this is how you swing.' his power was and is unmatched. also the best improvisor of all time being a musical genius. to not see him at the #1 spot makes this whole list void. no one better than Satchmo
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But Louis ignited the spark, he was extremely imaginative and have you ever tried to play "Cornet Chop Suey"? It is very difficult. Louis style is unmistakable, anytime I hear that punchy sound, I know it's him. That is hard to be said of many players. I think that is mastery, when one's musical identity is so saturated through the sound of his/her instrument, that with just one note, you know who it is, even if you can't see them.
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You know just because a trumpet player is famous doesn't mean he is the best... Louis is amazing, but not in the top ten... leave that spot for the people who mastered trumpet. Louis was famous because of the era and the style he proformed at, his voice helped too.
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He redefined the art of Trumpet playing...
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he was a great and generous trumpteer
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Paolo Fresu Report Abuse
397 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 16 comments
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i love this guy
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haha this is a joke
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I had never heard of this guy until I came across this poll. I looked him up on YouTube to see for myself, and I have to say that in my opinion, he sounds quite nice and mellow - quite relaxing to listen to. I really don't know how he got to the top of this list though. Nice playing, but nowhere near the best of all time.
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Why is Miles #15 with 48 points? Can we just revisit the man and his music and witness a phenomenon who stepped outside the realm of norm, experimented with electricity, took insurmountable musical risk, played what he wanted, never tap dance for anyone and oh! ******* Brew…
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Doc Serverinsen was once asked who he belived was the greatest living player....he said Phil Driscoll.
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For mastering multiple styles you have to rank them Arturo, Al, Wynton then Doc; but any list of greatest trumpets which does not start with Louis is simply silly. Armstrong set the stage for all multi-talented trumpeters and defined the era of the jazz trumpet.
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Who besides Wynton has mastered both genres (classical and jazz)? No contest!
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This guy is horrible compared to alison balsom...look her up
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who?
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Fresu’s style is reminiscent of arguably the greatest trumpet player in jazz history: Miles Davis. Fresu was born in Sardinia, Italy, but that did not deter him from absorbing the best of American jazz. Influenced by the 1950s work of trumpet icons Miles Davis and Chet Baker, Fresu has developed a sophisticated style, employing the perfect combination of fantastic skill and exquisite emotion. What separates Fresu from the pack is his ability to combine a reverence for the past with an inquisitive orientation that drives his playing into the future.
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i did not hijacked,i just invited italians to vote for italian players.i know americans are better players but this way some of you will have a look on youtube to se other players from around the world paolo is a good player maybe not top 10 in history but top 3 today.
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I don't even think Paolo would say he is better than a lot of the other players on here. He has a nice sound but isn't an innovator by any means.
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I am a trumpet master, a god among these others!
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Can't swing!
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Some Italian has hijacked these rankings!!! Yeah Paolo and these other Italians are better than Pops, Diz and Brownie... right.
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the best player in the world today from sardinia italy
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Miles Davis Report Abuse
330 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 7 comments
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oh my goodness! I can't believe that the guy who commented 2 under me said that miles isn't in the same league as bobby shew! Other way around, buddy.
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The guy who commented under me seems to really like bobby shew. You idiot! Wynton and Miles are in a totally different league than Bobby Shew! Clearly, you think your trumpet IQ is like 150, but its probably closer to, oh... 60.
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Great innovator and improviser. As an all around player, not so great. Huge influence on jazz, but compared to Bobby Shew, Wayne Bergeron, etc., not in the same league.
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I love a lot of the music miles played. He was a trend setter and he got the best out of the talented young musicians that he brought into his band. He was a great improvisor, but as a trumpet player, he did not have the technique that others on this list have. He didn't have the range, and he cracked notes.
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Let's be clear, if we're talking stricly about artistic ability and contribution, Miles makes every list. if we're talking about techical ability, he's not even close. Never was - before or after heroin.
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Check out "All Blues" by Miles and you will think you are in heaven!! It's 11 minutes & 32 seconds of pure Jazz bliss by one of the best bands at the time.
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Was phenominal in his early and mid years...It is a shame what heroin did to him in his later years. He could still play but his improvisation became trite, his sound thin, and his once great stylistic abiliity became shallow...For reallyGREAT Miles, check out his "Porgy and Bess" and other fantastic arrangements written for him by Gil Evans...
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Maynard Ferguson Report Abuse
Began as a phenom as a teen. Became one of the great Jazz trumpeters.
311 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 15 comments
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I took my boys to see him over the course of 14 years and he spanned the generations. One of the most inspiring things was the quality of the soloists in his bands. A big band can never be truly great if you aren't enthralled by it's individual solos, and he truly had them. He was the leader in bringing jazz to schools and I've met alumni who said the best years of their playing was in his band. He shared his gift.
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He's always the best...for me
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Should be Number 1, no one and I mean no one even compares to Maynard.
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Maynard could do it, and did it ALL! Listen to him 'toe to toe' with Clifford and Clark Terry, live, on 'Dinah Jams' The fact is, he fit right in with two of the all-time greatest players, and he shines!
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By Far one of the greatest should be 4th
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Of course he was great. However, he was not one of the best all-around players. He was the best at what he did - being a front man scream player for a big band. Also an excellent jazz player and had the best high notes ever. He crossed into pop effortlessly and was very successful.
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He was one of the best players ever, way better than Wayne Bergeron. My favorite player ever.
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A boring player. No soul.
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Maynard was influencial no doubt. He started the high note craze of the modeern era and set the tome, good or bad depending on your opinion, for lead trumpet. But all he really was good at was playing high. He had poor tone and was a lousy improviser. He read well thought from what i heard.
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By far the most influential trumpet player of all time. A man who crossed so many musical genres like no trumpet player ever dared. The driving force,chemistry,and improvisational skill of his bands were nothing less than amazing. Of all the great horn players I've seen in my life time ,not one was as exciting as seeing and hearing Maynard perform!
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82.....82 WOW that is nuts, Somewhere in the top 10 to 15
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Not even close! These rankings are absurd!
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The best of the best, showing his amazing range and bright tone, he is an idol for trumpet players years later
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Maynard's dexterity is impressive to say the least.
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STILL one of the ALL-TIME Trumpet greats. Though some may only know his Big Band and Jazz playing, he played it ALL...His playing was instrumental in influencing generations of trumpet players and he had a generous and outgoing personality...His musical talent was phenominal and anyone who ever accused him of being a "show-off" for his playing in the extreme upper register is either an idiot or jealous.
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Wayne Bergeron Report Abuse
294 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 7 comments
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Maynard Ferguson was a much better player than Wayne Bergeron. He is good though.
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um, are you kidding me? Clearly, you don't know what you are talking about! Don't get me wrong, he's a phenomenal lead player, one of the best out there today, but I can list at least 4 LEAD players who are better than him- Jon Faddis, Doc severensein, Maynard Furgeson, and Bill Chase. and that's just lead players.
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wayne bergeron has to be the worlds greatest trumpeter of his generation, he is bloody insane. anyone who says otherwise has no idea what they're talking about.
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yes, bergeron is good, but certainly not worthy of even the top 100, let alone 3rd PLACE, are you kidding me?
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wayne bergeron is a beast
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Those videos make me laugh!
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One of the most effortless players ever. Wayne is very exciting to listen and has phenomenal range and control.
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Dizzy Gillespie Report Abuse
272 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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One of the best !
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I think that most of the time, we underestimate Dizzy. What remains of him in our memory are his monstrous cheeks when he plays, but I think we all have forgotten that Dizzy wasn't Dizzy because of the cheeks, IT WAS HIS STYLE. HIS ABILITY TO SOLO. He was much more advanced than many players today.
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i love his face when he plays
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He could FLY around the horn...Amazing set of fingers and fantastic flexibility and articulation even at extreme speeds...While known for his combo and small group playing you really need to hear him playing "larger pieces" like "The Afro Suite" (4 movement suite) and "Gillespiana" ( 5 part suite) and other longer pieces written for him by Lalo Schifrin (such as "The Legend of Atlantis" and "The Empire" in 5/4 meter)...
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Clifford Brown Report Abuse
241 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 8 comments
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he should be first
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amazing
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the best i have ever heard he had the sweetest sounds
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The greatest of all time.
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Funny. Brown was not great from a techical point of view. He was a great improviser but if he couldn't play loud, he couldn't play at all.
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Having Brownie down here and Maynard and Arturo way up there? What are ya high?
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Being one of the greatest if not THE greatest jazz musicians, he should not be this low in a list of trumpet players
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WHAT???? why if brownie all the way down here???? :( Had the warmest sounds i've EVER heard, its like listening to melted chocolate...
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Phil Smith Report Abuse
228 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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Phil Smith has announced that he will retire from the New York Philharmonic at the end of the 2013-2014 season. He will go down in history as the Michael Jordan of the orchestral trumpet. He is absolutely amazing.
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Phil Smith is the greatest trumpet player to ever live
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One of the greatest if not the greatest ever. Exceptional tone.
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Bud Herseth Report Abuse
Principal Trumpet for the Chicago Symphony for many years. He established himself as one of the great symphany orchestra players of all time.
212 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 5 comments
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The comment under me was given by mr. 'nobody's as good as bobby shew'.
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Great player. Have to disagree with the comment below about him being responsible for the "big" sound in orchestral players. The LA studios had ex-philharmonic guys in them in the 40s-70s, These guys were monsters, and had big sound when they played with the LA Phil or other orchestras. Not to take anything away from Mr, Herseth, who was one of the best ever. (Said to say I never saw him live.)
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RIP Mr. Herseth. You were a great man, and a great player. One of my heroes.
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Herseth is solely responisble for how symphonic trumpet players sound today. It was after a car accident years ago that he started using a large mouthpiece and got that big sound that orchestral players have to this day.
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All was well until that Chris Martin dude showed up.
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Rafael Mendez Report Abuse
Rafael's unmatched technical skills coupled with his egoless desire to make beautiful music make him my choice for best trumpet player of all time.
203 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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By far the best. Technically speaking, no one compares
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Right on. He had no equal. however: as long as he did not play jazz. Not his thing. Otherwise Phenominal. Knew him & saw him in person several times. we Miss you rafael.
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I would also say he is the best of the best
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Yes! just listen to his Moto Perpetuo
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Bobby Shew Report Abuse
197 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 4 comments
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Here he goes again, that darn Bobby Shew lover. Honestly, what is up with you? Just because you see a player perform live doesn't mean that they are the greatest of all time!
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Has to be considered one of the best ever. Great studio player. Great lead player. Great jazz player. Innovator with the very cool sounding Shewhorn. I got to watch Toshiko's band rehearse "Son of Road Time." Watching Bobby site read that (whole band, actually) I knew I was never going to be close to that good. On top of his playing, he is the nicest, most gracious guy you could ever meet. Friendly and classy all the way around.
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....you thought wrong.
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i thought bobby shew was a t-bone player
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Sergei Nakariakov Report Abuse
191 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 5 comments
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Please people! Rank this guy higher!! He should be #1
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although he is amazing, he is not an innovator. He plays almost EXACTLY the same as two other Russians, who were both just as good as he is.
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I think Sergei should be in the top 5 living trumpet players and for all time, at LEAST in the top 20. Unbelievable sound and intonation; can play anythingsomeone gives him
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Famed as the "Paganini of the trumpet" He is the best! No one can be compared to him. I found this out after seeing his documentary "No more wunderkind" and listening to his recording of Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso!
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This is ridiculous Sergei should at least be in the top 5 and if you disagree then you should listen to his album "No Limit." Who else can easily circular breathe through technical passages other than Nakariakov. Also he was a child prodigy that played better than most people on this list.
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Thomas Reiner Report Abuse
Incredible piccolo trumpet player, great sound! Definetly one of the best!
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He is......brilliant! Never heard someone playing baroque music on piccolo trumpet like him.Great!
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He is offering an inexhaustible feast for the ears. What afine player.
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Doc Serverinsen Report Abuse
Great player, great personality.
182 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 4 comments
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Maybe not the greatest at one particular style of music, but as far as all-around, Doc is my number one.
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should be in the top 20
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Great jackets
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Began as an amazing young player, even today remains at the top of his game.
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Arturo Sanduval Report Abuse
180 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 12 comments
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Arturo is the best and all you guys who don't think that are even latin jazz listeners or just plain good music
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Haha yes! at the beginning of the day he was #27, now he is down to # 30!
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nice to see Arturo plummeting downward in the rankings :). Three years ago, he was #3. Thank goodness He is losing stock.
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Who makes this list?? It's very unacured
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Arturo is the most overrated player ever. He can play high- SO WHAT? Jon Faddis could absolutely destroy Sandoval in any competition, as could many other 'high-playing' jazz trumpeters. All arturo does in solos is he plays high and goes up and down chromatically. He's overrated.
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I love Arturo
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arturo is the trumpet genius!! he must rank number 1 !
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LOL that Arturo is below Dizzie. Dizzie produced a lot of popular tunes, but Arturo could always play circles around him and everybody knew that.
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Sandoval is the proper spelling
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This guy (sanduval) is the best. I would listen to him some before you vote for anyone else. Oh, and Maurice Andre' is the best for classical. How did Vizzutti make #1? Even Clifford brown blows him away, and I don't think Clifford is on this list. Best entertainer and best sound goes to Satchmo....and every serious trumpet player agrees with this. What a Phenom.
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His achievements without formal training are astounding.
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Once you hear Arturo's "Mam-Bop" cut...You have to ask yourself, is this horn virtuoso from this world. He is amazing, awe-inspiring.
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Alan Vizzutti Report Abuse
179 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 9 comments
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Yes, it's Allen, and right now he's unsurpassed as far as I know. Hearing him play his own Rising Sun Concerto is a revelation of tone and technique.
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Vizzuti is not the best. Not even top 25 greatest of all time, for that matter.
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It's Allen, and he is definitely the best. People always heavily favor jazz players (even to the point of completely neglecting orchestral players). But if you look at the whole picture, no one can match Vizzutti's technical ability, beautiful tone, huge range, style, personality, etc. Complete package.
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Vizzutti could be listed number one, if we are strictly talking technical ability. His double and triple tonguing through multiple octaves is unbelievable. Great tone, range, accuracy, circular breathing and he can play anything, from baroque, classical,popular and jazz, and he does it effortlessly. Only knock I heard against hi is he plays with a very noticeable pivot when he plays in the upper register. Who cares if he hits those notes so well and has the flexibility to hit a fat low note right after a double C.
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Allen Vizzutti is a GOD at playing trumpet, his Carnival of Venus is absolutely AMAZING!
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It should be Allen. And this guy is very talented!
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Allen and Maurice are both exceptional players, I would have to go with Allen Vizzutti just inching ahead of Maurice.
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You mean ALLEN Vizzutti?
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Vizzutti's ability to articulate with such accuracy and range can only be interpreted as being a master virtuoso.
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Harry James Report Abuse
He was creative, innovative and he could express his feelings with trumpet!
176 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 11 comments
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He should be #1...Listen to "trumpet concerto harry james" on youtube and see. Since he"s from the 30s & 40s, few present day people have hear him (or of him.
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Yes, you always new it was Harry James playing, just like a bach Trumpet :) I love all the greats, but I must say, Harry is one of my favourites!
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Nobody - NOBODY else ever evoked a sweet mellow mood from a trumpet. Harry James can be easily recognised when the music calls for long emotional passages - he is unique in this regard. 68
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Harry James was the most technically proficient of any trumpet player the United States produced. He was an all star lead trumpet at 19 and lead his own band at 23. His peers said there was nothing he could not play. He had a photographic mind and only had to read an arrangement once and knew it forever. He was a powerful Jazz improviser as well as a style trendsetter. His gorgeious sound was recognizable over any other trumpet star. He should be ranked #1.
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In his prime he had the sweetest tone, cleanest style, and best ad lib jazz technique ever..........#13......NO WAY.
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Harry James was the overall finest trumpet player of all time. He was technically proficient and had the most beautiful sound of any trumpet player before and after him up to today.
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There was Harry James...and then there is everybody else!! And where is Conrad Gozzo on this list?
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Could play anything....better than Louie and Wynton combined
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great chops...range.. style...
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was smooth and powerful.
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he should be in top 10 to 15
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Andreas Carlier Report Abuse
He is a young trumpet player . he plays in many orchestra s .
171 points - added 1 year ago by trumpetandreas - 6 comments
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This isn't supposed to be based on potential... Having him ranked between Adolph Herseth and Phil Smith while a teenager is inexcusable.
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you played a very good exam... :)
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;)
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he is very well
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jhe has a nice sound as well as B flat as C
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he has a nice sound, he's really talented!
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Herb Alpert Report Abuse
There is no such thing as 'the greatest' or 'best ever' be it trumpet players or any other, personal preference & bias append. No, the ears have it - audience's. As such, I'll add Herb Alpert to this very subjective list of fine players.
165 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 14 comments
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I'll take Herb's playing anytime and anywhere. Some of his music is not my taste per se, but he is underestimated and underappreciated in my opinion. No one stays in business and is recognized for over 60 years without talent.
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Brings back memories of the glorious 60s when Herb and TJ Band were cranking out winner after winter
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Great producer. Mediocre player. Surrounded himself with great players. (He showed up at John Clyman's house looking to improve in the 80s. Funny story about that.)
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herb alpert is great
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Herb Alpert is not a good trumpet player. He was a master at promoting himself and becasme popular. But not a good player.
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Herb Albert was a third chair trumpet palyer in the USC marching band in the 1950"s. I had his old helmut in 1972. HJ
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Herb the nerd! Richest trumpet player of all time! Lousy player!!!
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I can't say who is greatest, but the first comment here is true, Herb Alpert is the most commercially successful trumpeter of all time. I mean if you look at dollars in the bank. He is a very, very wealthy man.
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I love Herb, but he does not come close to being on the all time list.
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No one lasts almost 50 years without talent. Give Herb his due. And give him credit for having an amazing ear for recognizing talent as well.
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Give me a break. Herb wouldn't have made his band if he had to try out.
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Herb Alpert had a unique sound and talent. Being the best technically does not necessarily make you the best. Once you get to a given technical level it is style that takes over. Herb Alpert had the style.
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Ok, above comment, so not true. There are a lot more successful...and if you like his sound, try Sanduval. Not that I would even compare the two....but both have a latin feel to thie music.
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Herb Alpert is clearly the most commercially successful trumpeter of all time by far. He also has a unique sound and style. He is (thankfully) a great musician rather than a great technician. We trumpeters can learn much from that!
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Freddie Hubbard Report Abuse
162 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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When it comes to sheer playing ability, Hubbard has the technical facility to hang with the best. He's probably lower on the list do to the fact that he might be lesser known, but his melodic vocabulary is incredible. He should be top ten in my opinion.
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Very underrated talent by the jazz establishment. One of the all time great jazz composers and improviser as one heck of a trumpet player.
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Listen to this guy and move him up. He is favorite of a LOT of jazz trumpet greats. Very tallented and innovative. Beautiful sound.
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Andrea Giuffredi Report Abuse
This trumpeter is absolutely remarkable.
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Great Pedal tones for sure. Also very good dark sound. Too bad most people have never heard of him.
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This dude should be at least in the top ten! He is amazing! Just listening to him i get chills he is so good.
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Possibly better than all the rest.
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Alessi Vacchiano Report Abuse
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Fabrizio Bosso Report Abuse
152 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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and you sucks in comparison with this guy
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this guy sucks compared to alison balsom...
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Claudio Roditi Report Abuse
151 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Now THERE'S an Iitalian who can play- he sounds more like Clifford than anyone else, and is an absolute monster. certainly one of the best jazz players alive, probably top 15.
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Enrico Rava Report Abuse
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Chet Baker Report Abuse
what can I say? One of the most passionate players. In my opinion he lived what he played
134 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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like what he does not sure how i found him though i need to listen to more trumpet players
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So your saying he lived like Miles;)
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Håkan Hardenberger Report Abuse
“Håkan Hardenberger, the cleanest, subtlest trumpet player on earth.” The Times Håkan Hardenberger is the greatest trumpet soloist today. Alongside his phenomenal performances of the classical repertory, he is also held in high regard as a pioneer of many significant and virtuosic new trumpet works.
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definately someone worth listening to.
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David Krauss Report Abuse
Principle metropolitan opera orchestra
109 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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Kraussmeister!!!
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He's a nice boy.
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hands down, most beautiful sound
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Tine Thing Helseth Report Abuse
Every so often a player comes along with a tone quality that just melts your heart. This is one such artist. Beautiful, passionate, and articulate interpretations of trumpet standards.
105 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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Her 'attack' is unbelievable and precise. For anyone to play for the first time as a soloist twice in one set of Proms at the age of 26 must be unusual. She is the Emma Kirkby of the trumpet.
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She's an excellent player with a characteristic voice.
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What a sound!!Clean and articulate! Beautiful
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Giant thing loves Tine Thing!!!
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Alison Balsom Report Abuse
Flawless technique, amazing lipslurs, easily played higher register
104 points - added 2 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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Alison's Bach recordings touch me deeply. Her expression is subtle and emotional. She has a sublime quality similar to Maurice André.
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Beautiful and talented. One of the most flawless players I personally have heard in a long time, and I'm a trumpet major in college.
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Barry Hillam Report Abuse
he's good.
100 points - added 1 year ago by guest - 4 comments
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An amazing all around player and also a great teacher.
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He is very good, when it comes time to the technical music
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yes, I'd have to say that Barry is one of the best teachers. impeckable sense of tuning, has one of the best trumpet collections of anybody out there.
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he is definately one of the best teachers on the planet... one of the great geniuses in his playing as well.
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Raymond Mase Report Abuse
He is one of the 'heavy hitters' of the classical world. He plays for the American Brass Quintet. He is also a founding member of the Summit Brass and principal trumpeter of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Mase can be heard on well over one hundred recordings, including as soloist on the Albany, Deutsche Grammophon, Summit, Koch, Cambria, Troy, MHS, and Furious Artisans labels. In addition to his performing and teaching, Mr. Mase is Chair of the Brass Department at The Juilliard School, a member of the Aspen Music School faculty,and has served on the Board of Directors of Chamber Music America.
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He is one of my favorites!
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what about lee morgan? Report Abuse
only one of the best if not the best to ever pick up the instrument, THINK ABOUT IT!!!
92 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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his solo on Moanin' is one of my favorite solos.
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Lee Morgan and Wynton are the only two players in history to be able to play at the highest level in both jazz and classical playing.
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yes i agree completely, and clifford brown the same. these two men are in my top 10 all time.
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Daniel Clemente Report Abuse
Amazing Trumpet player whose tone quality is incredible and just melts your heart!
90 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 8 comments
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This guy is truly talented. Not number 1 but definitely top 10!
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he thinks hes good, but cant play high to save his life. ;)
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Actually, I took a tuner to one of his concerts and he plays perfectly well in tune. There is this Aaron k. kid that is jealous of his skills and it is hilarious to watch him trying to bring Clemente down!
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I also say he plays flat. Maybe that's his thing but it doesn't sound good.
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I heard this guy play last week!! It is like heaven opens up when he starts to play! Truly amazing technique and tone quality!
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It takes more than playing consistently flat to melt my heart... no thanks!
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WHO?????
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somebody is a hopeless romantic/liar
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Phil Driscoll Report Abuse
Unique sound, exceptional tonal quality and projection in the high register
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i love his style of playing
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Amazing horn but has delved into great vocals. Great improvisation, great range.
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Dude. Phil Driscoll is for sure one of the best all time players. Have you ever heard is fingering?
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Phil Driscoll seems underrated, very talented trumpeter that bellows out from bottom to top. Great trumpeter, not known enough.
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Uh, have you not heard his tonguing or fingering? He's probably the best technical player ever. And certainly the most creative.
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What's the deal with white players and the playing high.
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He's got some great chops and even a better voice. But limited vocabulary and shouldn't be ranked this high! If this was a "who can play the highest" or tone competition, I could see him up a little higher. Maybe.
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Phil should have been among the top ten. His high register is simply captivating.
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Another one of those phenominal trumpet players that all to few people really know about...Big, pure sound from the bottom to the extreme top of the horn...
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Chris Botti Report Abuse
Innovative, unique, versatile
89 points - added 5 years ago by ggsherwood - 6 comments
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Botti's music touches my soul, it's as if his trumpet is expressing my deepest most profound aspirations & longings. My emotions light up & my heart soars. I'm going to see him on Mother's Day & I may have to be restrained from throwing myself at him on stage lol! Fantasy aside I never grow tired of Chris. He's just got it all: talent, pizzazz, personality, he's handsome, humble & he jams w/ Bocelli, Streisand. Sting, Sinatra, Paula Cole, YoYo Ma, Renee Olsted & on & on he plays w/ the best of the best. Grazie Dio per Chris Botti he is a rare & precious gift to be enjoyed!
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He has one of the best sounds on trumpet I've ever heard. Love his style. I got to see him live; it was amazing!
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Incredible. he made me feel like I was "there".
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but hes one of the best and better than you plus hes an amazing person, ive had the honor to talk to him on the phone as a part of morehead state universitys summer arts academy, hes good friends with the professor of trumpet there, so ive had the honor of talking to him and hes given me a new trumpet outlook, i love him to death!
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His playing needs mo stank!
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Very pretty sound, but not very exciting. Nothing "wrong" with what he does but he somewhat like vanilla ice cream in a world of Baskin-Robbins.
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Flavio Boltro Report Abuse
88 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Not even in the best 1000 around today. Just listen to him.
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Al Hirt Report Abuse
84 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 9 comments
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Al Hirt had incredible sound, was a master technician and was funny as hell. To rank this trumpet player outside the top ten in history would be a shame.
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My high school bandleader played trombone on a Nashville session with Al Hirt in '67 or '68. All the top brass musicians in town were on the session. They were absolutely bowled over by his technique and tone.
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Top 3 without a doubt in my book.
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al hirt... for me is a headache medicine.
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OMG - Al Hirt has to be in the top five. He was extremely versatile, classically trained and could read music - something some of those ranked higher could not do.
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If you haven't heard Al do Holiday For Trumpet, or Swing Low Sweet Chariot with Billy May and the Horn a Plenty Orchestra, then you are missing a very important element in your Brass Education. His version of Carnival of Venice performed at Carnegy Hall shouldn't be missed either. Listen to the above and then give an educated opinion.
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Al Hirt... 30?... YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Listen to the theme from the Green Hornet and tell me that again! from an old trumpet player
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Al Hurtin' when he played legit stuff.
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Al "he's the best" Hirt to be exact
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Bix Biederbach Report Abuse
81 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 3 comments
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This guy should be near the top. Even Satchmo gave him his props.
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Beiderbecke. Bix Beiderbecke was his name. Short-lived trumpeter and cornetist played in Chicago of the late 1920's. Check out his recording "In a Mist" or tracks with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra.
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Bieder'BACH'? Is he the last decedent of JS Bach?
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Bernard Adelstein Report Abuse
I believe the former Cleveland Orchestra principal (under George Szell and Lorin Maazel) was the greatest orchestral trumpeter, ever. I like him better than Bud Herseth and Maurice Andre. Adelstein was also the principal trumpet for Minneapolis under Antal Dorati. If you listen to the Minneapolis/Dorati and Cleveland/Maazel performances of the Mussorgsky/Ravel "Pictures", you'll notice it's the same trumpeter opening the piece.
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The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell was considered to be the best orchestra in the world. . The brass section of this orchestra led by Bernard Adelstein, principal trumpet, and Myron Bloom, Principal Horn was incredible and set a standard of orchestral performance for the ages! Bernard Adelstein was truly the greatest orchestral trumpet player ever- even better than Bud Herseth!
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BUNNY BERIGAN Report Abuse
69 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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He poured all of his heart and soul into his music and if you really listen to his playing, he was a genius. should be in the top 20
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When I listen to his music I realize what a powerful musician he was. He also played solo's in a risky way.
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Louis Armstrong's favorite trumpet player because Bunny played his trumpet with heart and soul.
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Bunny was a living Legend in his day. He wasn't much of a band leader, but he loved the music he played. It's unfortunate that alcohol took his life so early. Listen to his solos with Benny Goodman, and Tommy Dorsey and you will realize what a great musician he was.
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Bill Chase Report Abuse
awesome range and power with unequaled technique
67 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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I can't believe Bill was so far down the list. About 44 people ahead of him on the list know Bill was better.... I was a big fan....loved the Pure Music LP....Just when they had an accessible "voice" to reach a wider audience....the band's leader died along with several other members. Tragic to say the least. Such a loss.
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Bill definitely NUMBER ONE. His compadres in the "Power Wall of Brass": Ted Piercefield, Alan Ware and Jerry Van Blair should also be high on this list.
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I appears that you have not heard Bill Chase! If you had, he would be number one on this list!!! His trumpet made the angels cry!!!!!!
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Loved hearing Bill play in his group "Chase". Also really liked hearing him play lead for Woody Herman's band.
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Leander Carlier Report Abuse
he is a young trumpet player - he plays in several orchestra he is the brother of Andreas Carlier
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Philip Smith Report Abuse
59 points - added 2 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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if you don't have phil smith in your top 3 best trumpet players, you have no taste in music.
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Matthias Carlier Report Abuse
he is a trumpet player - he plays in several orchestra his two brothers are Andreas and Leander Carlier
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Niklas Eklund Report Abuse
Easily top 10 today.
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Clark Lambert Report Abuse
Technical phenom since teens and a very underrated jazz great.
48 points - added 1 year ago by guest - 5 comments
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The first great homosexual trumpet player.
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Fun fact : Clark Lambert began his incredibly successful musical career playing the flute. The more you know.
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Has a six pack.
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Incredible range and a bright and sizzling tone.
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Beautiful tone and solgoing virtuoso.
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roy hargrove Report Abuse
newer guy that has great technical skills.
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Neal Hillam Report Abuse
played taps at the 70th commemoration of Pearl Harbor. in high school.
47 points - added 1 year ago by guest - 2 comments
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Neal has the best tonal concept I've heard from a young trumpet player since the turn of the century.
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he can play a c scale with just his upper lip and his tongue
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James Morrison Report Abuse
47 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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James Morrison is amongst the best of the best. He does it all and extremely well. Many of the players rated above James are not qualified tp carry his horn. Arturo Sandoval and Al Vizzutti are in the same league.(best of the best)
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Arturo, Vizzutti and James Morrison are the three best trumpeters that I know of today. There is no denying that Wynton, is a marvelous player, but although I really liked his classical playing, he lost me as a fan with his jazz. He sings praises of Louis and Miles but he is missing that kind of soul in his own playing. There have been many wonderful players in the past like Ferguson, Brisbois, Chase, Cat, Maurice Andres, Bud Herseth, Mendez, Biederbeck and Hirt, but they're gone, just like Clark, Bellsted, Rogers, Krill, and and W.Smith were gone in their hay day. Arturo, Vizzutti and Morrison do it all and do it extremely well, and although this list has many great players those three are number 1 in my book.
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james should be number 1
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Love this guy on the trumpet and trombone.
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Clark Terry Report Abuse
He could talk to you with his trumpet or fluegelhorn
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Chuck Arnold Report Abuse
can play soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo high its ridiculous. Has played with maynard ferguson, wynton marsalis, ray charles, and many more. :)
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chuck mangione Report Abuse
41 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 7 comments
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Nice cream of wheat sound.
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A fine pop artist and decent flugelhorn player. One of the best trumpet players? Absolutely no evidence for this whatsoever. This seem to be more of a "who I've heard of" contest. Saying CM is one of the best trumpet players is like saying Celine Dion is the best singer.
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Wow! Great? No. He composed some popular music for a couple of decades and he can improvise his butt off, but as a player he is not even close to great. Sorry.
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Chuck Mangione is the best trumpet or flugelhorn ever to play! He has a style that is smooth and exeptional. I am yet to hear a player who truely is better.
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Chuck Mangione really is that great, and any excellent flugelhorn player would think so. Chuck's music and flugelhorn playing is exceptional.
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Beautiful sound and had a style that the average person loved to listen to..His music was rhythmically alive and pulled you along with it...His playing and his hip charts/arrangements made playing the Flugelhorn a "cool thing" to do again for a new generation of trumpet players.
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not really that great
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Ryan Kisor Report Abuse
many people sound like somebody else...but not this guy...King Kisor is one of the most unique players alive...his music is one of the most genuine ive ever heard of...was with him at a couple of gigs...great techniques too...simply, simply amazing...
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Randy Brecker Report Abuse
33 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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totally agree with you men, this guy is total beast like is brother, and a great composer. Listen to ''Some skunk funk''
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Agree.
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He is the best player ever holy crap guys look him up come on.
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Woody Shaw Report Abuse
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Michael C. Lewis Report Abuse
31 points - added 1 year ago by guest - 1 comment
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Soulful and creative
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Adam Rapa Report Abuse
he IS the lead player. was playing lead book with professional bands when he was 16! no, he doesn't have the highest range or cleanest articulations, but he has that in your face sounds while at the same time being able to put you to sleep with his ballads. Amazing trumpet player, not top ten, but definetly worthy to be on this list
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Sounds sharp on YouTube!!!
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Thomas Berar Report Abuse
Very good player. Played in orchestras and solos. Very nice sound
30 points - added 9 months ago by guest - 2 comments
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Very good.
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YES! Very good player -Johnny
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Roy Eldridge Report Abuse
'Little Jazz' was the world's greatest, superceding Louis and influencing Diz and all of Be Bop!
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ruben simeo Report Abuse
at 9 years old he can play like allen vizzuti
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Truly Talented!!
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Yeah right...
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Jerry Hey Report Abuse
28 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 2 comments
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Jerry Hey is an American trumpeter, flugelhornist, horn arranger, string arranger, orchestrator and session musician who has played on hundreds of commercial recordings, including 'Thriller'. He is known as the Seawind trumpeter and arranger who plays with Gary Grant, Larry Williams and Bill Reichenbach Jr..
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Amazing arranger and trumpet player. Kept Gary Grant out front where he should be for decades.
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Chuck Findley Report Abuse
Chuck would play for hours an octave up not missing while others doubled him down cacking away. THE most amazing studio player for modern work, period.
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Chuck Findley is a rediculous trumpeter and studio musician! He's a world class player and a solid and fearless lead player with surprising range and power. He's also an excellent jazz player. Chuck can play anything!
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Dramatically underrated player. Check out his recordings with Bobby Shew.
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Nicholas Angel Report Abuse
So sexy!
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This guy is amazing!
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Eric Miyashiro Report Abuse
Wonderful tone, hits high notes with ease, he and Wayne Bergeron together are the bomb!
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Eric is ice man - perfection even in upper register. Listen to him in the Maynard tribute band. Never seen it look so easy. I would put him in the top 20 for sure.
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Vince DiMartino Report Abuse
One of the best. Performs, and hangs with Doc, Allen Vizzuti, etc.
21 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Yes - Vince is awesome. I had the privilege to study with him for a week at Interlochen Center for the Arts. he was by far one of the best trumpet players amd teachers I've experienced!
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Dave Douglas Report Abuse
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Rick Baptist Report Abuse
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Rolf Smedvig Report Abuse
20 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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if you think Smedvig is this low on the list, you don't know trumpet palying.
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Roger Ingram Report Abuse
Highest range I've ever heard aside from Maynard Ferguson. Saw him live yesterday, got his book autographed.
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bill chase Report Abuse
19 points - added 4 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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The most dynamic pure trumpeter ever. Extreme control over the horn and an exceptional improvisor. I met him once and saw him live. He was very generous with his advice and had more raw power than anybody I've ever heard! Should be in the top 15 all time.
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Tomasz Stanko Report Abuse
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Great and innovator...
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Cat Anderson Report Abuse
16 points - added 5 years ago by mail4gigi - 2 comments
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I studied with Cat briefly before he passed away. A very nice man. His power above double C was awesome. He was also a very under rated jazz improvisor as well.
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YES!!!...The things he did with Ellington are STILL Legend....
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Derek Watkins Report Abuse
fantastic Trumpet-Player since 30 Years
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Derek played the lead in all of the James Bond movies and was well remembered for his great work with world famous bandleader James Last. Derek can be seen on Youtube in Orange Blossom Special in Miami, Florida on Ocean Drive, South Beach with James Last - beautiful scenery and music!
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Rick Braun Report Abuse
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Grant Hillam Report Abuse
Grant has a great sense of jazz and can play over a double high c soundly, and he is in middle school
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Manny Laureano Report Abuse
Principal Trumpet for the Minnesota Orchestra
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Robert Dorer Report Abuse
A fine trumpet Player
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Jon Eardley Report Abuse
Under recognized, very talented player.
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Lynn Nicholson Report Abuse
One of the best upper registers ever. Clean playing
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Lynn Nicholson's high chops are outrageous! He's accurate, consistent and strong.
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Power horn for sure.
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Ben Hillam Report Abuse
possibly the most fundamentally sound elementary school player alive. His potential is endless.
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Eddie Calvert Report Abuse
Cherry Pink and Apple blossom white, no more to say
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Scott Steen Report Abuse
Great Jazz player. Plays for Royal Crown Revue
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jacob boring Report Abuse
tehehe
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allan buikema Report Abuse
vice principal of the new york phil harmonic ////// Bumblebee tuna:)
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Me Report Abuse
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Clyde McCoy Report Abuse
Classic!
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andy marchese Report Abuse
if you have to ask
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Glenn Miller Report Abuse
Did I miss something?! I mean , I came here thinking that Miller is in the top 5 and all I will need to do is give a vote on the guy, but to think that he actually did not make it on the list?!!!!!!?!!??! INEXCUSABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!X-/
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It seems that this is largely the quality of the comments and rankings in this whole exercise. Too many people don't know what they are talking about.
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News flash: Glenn Miller, while an amazing band leader and arranger, not to mention a tragic story, was a TROMBONIST not a TRUMPETER. Sorry.
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Bobby Hacket Report Abuse
Truly the golden tones of heaven. Sweetest sound ever - no one could come close.
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Armando Trujillo Report Abuse
Plays for Ebenezer church and has been recognized worldwide.
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Wouldn't know him he told me who he was... are you sure worldwide. Maybe just at the church on Sundays.
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Arnold Henry-John Report Abuse
Has the best pure Mexican sound. Cleanest triple tounging I've ever heard. Heard him play carnival of Venice and end on not the super high F but the F above that. That alone should put him in the greats.
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I've heard him too. He adjusts his sound depending on the style of the piece he's a great legit player too.
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Carnival of Venice with a Mexican sound?
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I must say. One of the lesser known trumpet players however, I attended one of his concerts and he definitely belongs on this list.
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Luis Aquino Report Abuse
Yanni's lead trumpet is one of the most versatile ever, from latin, jazz to classical a great overall lead trumpet. He is not famous, but very well respected by many professionals.
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One of the top latin trumpet players for sure. Probably records 1/2 of the salsa CD's out there
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Jeevan Thomas Report Abuse
Jass trumpet, trombone, fungal horn player from indian and is lead player for AR RAHMAN , illyaraja, etc
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Louis Prima Report Abuse
Greatest showman of all time reached notes on the trumpet that few in the world could.
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Ziggy Elman Report Abuse
Helped bring Klezmer music into jazz --> "And the Angels Sing" Was with Benny Goodman at the same time as Harry James Heart attack at 44 took away his breath. Taught Herb Alpert to play!!!
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To play lead trumpet with Benny Goodman's orchestra, one of the greatest bands during the swing era, then to take lead trumpet with Tommy Dorsey, he had to be one of the best. Just listen - he was subtle, melodious and played from the heart ... and nobody else could bend a note like that.
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Thad Jones Report Abuse
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Lynn Biviano Report Abuse
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How come Biviano is so far down on list is just wierd...One of the top Big Band and Studio players for decades...Big, full sound, flawless technique, effortless upper register....
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