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Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« on: July 08, 2009, 09:09:11 PM »
Top 10 most modern day Jazz trumpet players.I wanted to share with you my opinion on who the top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players are. I know some of you will be upset that your favorite Jazz trumpet player isn't listed, if that's the case, leave a reply to this topic to let everyone know how you feel.

Here goes nothing, order of importance is from 1 to 10, with 1 being the most influential:

  • 1. Arturo Sandoval
  • 2. Wynton Marsalis
  • 3. Freddie Hubbard
  • 4. Tom Harrell
  • 5. Jon Faddis
  • 6. Ryan Kisor
  • 7. James Morrison
  • 8. Nicholas Payton
  • 9. Roy Hargrove
  • 10. Claudio Roditi
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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2009, 02:06:14 PM »
Very fine players, but if you say ''influential'' I think you forget Louis Amstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown and Miles Davis.More Favourite trumpets : Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Chet Baker, Kenny Dorham, Joe Magnerelli,Lee Morgan, Art Farmer, Terrell Staford, Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton and Terence Blanchard. Sorry but make a top ten list is very difficult to me.
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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 02:23:27 PM »
I was trying to portray only modern day Jazz trumpet players that are influential.

I know all the trumpet players you've mentioned above were influential to me as well, but they were just a little bit more back in the day.
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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 04:08:41 AM »
Ok.It's my fault.I didn,t understand ''modern jazz'' like ''modern day''.

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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 10:35:31 PM »
Hi I couldn't help but throw in something. On another forum that deals with jazz trumpet, there are those who would not consider Arturo or Wynton to be jazz trumpeters. ??? Any comments on that? :P

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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010, 11:17:10 PM »
That's interesting. I truly believe they should be at the top of the list because of how much they've influenced the Jazz world.

I know you got Wynton Marsalis, who can also do classical and is known for that. But he is now in charge of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Now, Arturo Sandoval, he is really known more for his awesome extreme high trumpet range. But have you heard him solo? He's without a doubt one of the best Jazz soloist out there in my opinion.

What do you guys think?  ???
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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 11:30:26 AM »
I think they are all great trumpet players and there really isn't any need to make a list.

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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010, 01:41:31 AM »
Hi I couldn't help but throw in something. On another forum that deals with jazz trumpet, there are those who would not consider Arturo or Wynton to be jazz trumpeters. ??? Any comments on that? :P

I would submit that Wynton Marsalis does belong in the Jazz category in spite of his classical training.  That classical training was as much an influence on him as Jazz players.  This is what gives Wynton his style.  For those purists who think one cannot mix the two styles I would beg to differ.  Remember that classical composers used to write variations on themes and what do we think improvisation is?  The only difference is that improvisation is not written down as the classical variations were, but are not improvisations just variations on a theme composed on the fly?
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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2010, 03:42:34 PM »
Trust me, Wynton and Arturo are Jazz trumpet players.  ;)
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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011, 05:15:23 PM »
Arturo and Wynton's technical virtuosity (most likely acquired through years of rigorous classical training) adds such a beautiful sound when playing jazz.  I would absolutely agree that they are incredibly influential, as they are not close-minded.

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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2011, 01:27:24 PM »
Years ago...since I was a kid at Woodrow Wilson Jr. I was introduced to the amazing NYC TRUMPET MASTER JOE WILDER by my trumpet teacher and band instructor.

I have kept tabs on him ever since!
FOR A REAL TREAT...'GOOGLE' up "JOE WILDER"

(that other trumpeter behind Joe---is also another player that any jazz trumpet player  should know for certain.)
Gads these two giants of jazz keep GIVING AND GIVIN' EVEN IN THESE GOLDEN YEARS IN THE WINTERS OF THEIR LIVES.

MY FAVORITE HAS TO BE MY LONG TIME FRIEND...RAY VEGA!!!!!
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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 08:58:19 PM »
That's interesting. I truly believe they should be at the top of the list because of how much they've influenced the Jazz world.

I know you got Wynton Marsalis, who can also do classical and is known for that. But he is now in charge of the newbielink:http://www.jalc.org/ [nonactive].

Now, Arturo Sandoval, he is really known more for his awesome extreme high trumpet range. But have you heard him solo? He's without a doubt one of the best Jazz soloist out there in my opinion.

What do you guys think?  ???

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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2011, 03:41:14 PM »
Relatively new to jazz, but love the trumpet. I've heard live and love Wynton, Arturo and Roy Hargrove, and of course love Freddie Hubbard and distress that I never heard him live.   Given the great players you've listed, why have cd's of Chris Botti sold so well and appearances so well attended. He does have an ethereal, beautiful sound, but does not seem to compare to the depth of others. Thanks.

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Re: Top 10 most influential modern day Jazz trumpet players.
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2011, 12:15:34 AM »
Hi all,
i am agree with you dear,
thanks and keep sharing....
Aleksandra

 

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