For those who wish to understand the roots of jazz trumpet playing, Louis Armstrong's work with his Hot Five and his Hot Seven is essential listening. The song is an open canvas for three jazz legends (Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley) to fill. From Gil Evans’ masterful jazz orchestra arrangement of the adagio from Joaquín Rodrigo’s 1939 “Concierto de Aranjuez” to the explosive merging of modern rhythms, improvisation, and production, these are but two facets of a boundlessly creative mind. “Arietis” flows, from high to low, with mercurial grace; “Marie Antoinette” blends big-band sensibility with bop language, and “Crisis” speaks to the workshop ethic of the time. A groundbreaking record that finds the title cut encompassing the entire first side, "Una Mas" highlights Kenny Dorham’s ability to attack with the horn with sharp staccato jabs in one setting (“Una Mas”) and then romance with the horn in another (“Sao Paulo”). It's an icon of the style, for certain. The fact that Miles Davis showed up for these sessions with little more than a few ideas scribbled on sheets of paper is an indication of his confidence in where he was musically in 1958. The first two discs cover Armstrong’s Hot Five material recorded from 1925 to 1927 (along with other recordings Armstrong made for Columbia at the time), with the Hot Seven recordings landing on disc three. We present fifteen trumpet-led sessions that should be considered required listening. And it shows. Here's a list of 10 essential jazz trumpet albums, a few of which will likely elicit some surprise (and maybe some nays from purists). "Plays for Lovers"—sometimes sad, sometimes sexy, and seldom played louder than a whisper—is so deeply immersed in West Coast Cool that it could be called West Coast Frozen. Really really catchy though! MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS & ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS, October 9, 2018 | by Rusty Aceves and Ross Eustis.

But this record is not just a testament to Gillespie's genius: It also tracks two important developments in the evolution of jazz. Donald Byrd Places and Spaces (1975) Standing in stark contrast to Cherry’s Brown Rice from the same year, this soul-heavy, proto-disco collaboration between the hard bop trumpet master and era-defining producers Larry and Fonce Mizell blends string arrangements and expanded instrumentation.

NPR’s Jazz Library reports that Herbie Hancock’s 1965 album “Maiden Voyage” sought to capture the essence of the sea: “the flow of the current; the creatures, great, small and mythical, who live in the water; the response of voyagers, who experience it for the first time.” The trumpet solo on the title track marvelously captures that sense of newfound independence. Alternately fiery and contemplative, Jensen shines brightly on this collection of re-imagined standards and sinewy originals featuring Steve Wilson, Larry Grenadier, and Lenny White. Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1954) One of the great partnerships of the bebop era, tragically cut short by the death of trumpet giant Clifford Brown in 1956. You'll want a reissue of the album post-1992, when it was discovered that a tape machine had been running a little slow while making side one of the original recording, resulting in a mono version of the album that ran a little sharp. That might be a touch harsh, but Navarro's imitable skill is on full display on "Going to Minton's," particularly on the light swing of "Everything's Cool" and the frenzied "Hollerin' And Screamin'."

October 9, 2018 | by Rusty Aceves and Ross Eustis. Those two aspects of his career are brilliantly displayed on this live 1948 recording from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium featuring saxophonist James Moody and Cuban percussion legend Chano Pozo, who died shortly after this recording was made. “Mister Mellow” is essential '70s fusion, and the title cut is, if nothing else, pure energy.

Go to the App Store and download this free app- it's called sound hound. These include both Broadway-type songs, and tunes written by jazz figures as improv vehicles. Lennie Tristano once said that Dizzy Gillespie is a "nice player, but he ain't no Fats [Navarro]." SFJAZZ Center201 Franklin StreetSan Francisco, CA 94102, Box Office HoursTuesday-Friday:11:00 AM–5:30 PM, THIS FRIDAY: JOSÉ JAMES CELEBRATES BILL WITHERS, Designed To Connect: Inside The Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ. Don Cherry Brown Rice (1975) Coming to prominence through his association with maverick saxophonist Ornette Coleman’s classic 1950s-60s quartet, Cherry was a pioneering figure in incorporating global influences into what is loosely called the “avant-garde.” This 1975 triumph integrates Indian, African and Arabic influences with electronics and free improvisation. By using LiveAbout, you accept our, Dizzy Gillespie: 'Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1939–1947)' (BMG/RCA), Maynard Ferguson: 'Conquistador' (Sony/Legacy), Freddie Hubbard: 'Ready for Freddie' (Blue Note), 10 Great Recordings to Start Your Jazz Collection, Learn About 10 Famous Jazz Singers Every Fan Should Know, Louis Armstrong: 'The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings' (Sony/Legacy), Fats Navarro: 'Going to Minton's' (Savoy), Miles Davis: 'Kind of Blue' (Sony/Legacy). Named for Morgan’s career-defining opening track, The Sidewinder was rooted in hard bop, but pointed to the soul-jazz trend that would consume the jazz world later in the decade. But, for what it was—sheer, unbridled trumpet pyrotechnics a la 1977—it is as good as it gets. Ambrose AkinmusireWhen the Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) Winner of the 2007 Thelonious Monk Competition, Oakland-born Akinmusire emerged as one of the finest trumpeters of his generation with his Blue Note debut, featuring a brilliant cross-section of post-bop, ballads, free jazz, and hip-hop influenced material.

lauren. Instead, this list contains a selection of albums highlighting important moments in the evolution of the music and focuses on the diversity of expression among trumpeters in jazz history. And Navarro's band wasn't too bad either, with Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke, and Kenny Dorham all joining the fray. Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie and his Big Band in Concert (1948) Gillespie was both a bebop innovator and a developer and champion of Afro-Cuban jazz. One of the best examples of his skill can be heard in the song “Cherokee” on the Max Roach Quintet’s album “Study In Brown.” Some regard, Q&A: The History of the Christmas Celebration, I felt as if I had stared into the sun's eye, Herbie Hancock’s 1965 album “Maiden Voyage”, marked the beginning of Hancock’s solo career, most consistently innovative musician in jazz, “West End Blues: The Very Best of the Hot Fives & Sevens”, Roach’s drumming as the highlight of the piece, No.