“The 15 Top Trumpet Players Of All Time”
SSmith1226 last edited by SSmith1226
I just stumbled on to this article that declared the 15 top trumpet players of all time. If it’s on the internet, it must be true! BTW if you have a chance to listen to the Nat Adderley selection , do so. He combines vocalization with trumpet playing, like you would expect to hear with the Didgeridoo.
Any list of "top trumpet players of all time" that does not include Maurice André, Guy Touvron, Carole Dawn Reinhart or Alison Balsom and Tine Thing Helseth is just a list of randomly selected jazz trumpet players.
If you include players most successful outside the US - Dusko Goykovich, Derek Smith-Watkins and Sergey Nakariakov.
If you include those who were perhaps not in the 1A* class of players, but even more influential as motivators or teachers - Adolf Scherbaum, Pierre Thibaud, Timofey Dokshizer and Adolf "Bud" Herseth come to mind.
And if you include those historical figure who made trumpet playing what it is today - Anton Weidinger (inventor of the keyed trumpet), Jean Baptiste Arban and of course Herbert Clarke come up.
That's another fifteen names for you.
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I know! I said it tongue in cheek, “If it’s on the internet it must be true.” We could easily come up with a list of 100 - 200 15 top trumpet players of all time!
@barliman2001 Let's not forget, Allen Vizzutti. Amazing jazz and classical player and clinician. He never receives the recognition he deserves.
... or the man whom William Vacchiano called "his best student", Alan Rubin.