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January 03, 2008 · 1 comment
We all know about Dizzy & Miles, Louis & Wynton, Bix & Brownie. Some trumpeters are so famous, that even a single name is sufficient to identify them. But there are other great trumpeters you may not have met yet, equally deserving of your undivided attention.
As part of our latest 'Dozens' feature, I am sharing my list of “Twelve Trumpeters You Need to Know on a First Name Basis.” All of these masters are now departed, and we can only enjoy their music through their legacy of recordings. For each one, I am highlighting an outstanding performance that shows why they deserve to have a home in your music collection. A few of these musicians hovered on the brink of celebrity, while others never enjoyed even the standard fifteen minutes of fame. But each one left behind at least a few examples of incomparable artistry.
With no further ado, let me introduce you to Jabbo, Dupree, Tony, Fats and all the rest of the gang. Read the full text of the article here.
This blog entry posted by Ted Gioia