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Tom Harrell trumpet solo with Phil Woods Quintet

Posted on December 21, 2009 by Sweets

I wanted to share this smokin Jazz trumpet solo of Tom Harrell with the Phil Woods Quintet. When I was watching this Jazz video I noticed how Tom Harrell rests his fingers over his trumpet valves. I’m wondering if this helps his technique overall on the trumpet. According to how he sounds in the Jazz […] Read the rest of this entry…

Ryan Kisor trumpet solo on Cherokee 2

Posted on May 11, 2009 by Sweets

I wanted to let you know about a really fast Jazz trumpet solo of Ryan Kisor on the tune Cherokee from his album entitled Kisor. It’s a really good CD, definitely take a look at it. I don’t know what tempo Ryan Kisor took Cherokee at though. Ryan Kisor starts Cherokee off soloing right away, […] Read the rest of this entry…

Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie trade solos on Limehouse Blues 1

Posted on May 08, 2009 by Sweets

Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie both sound great on the tune Limehouse Blues. There are really a lot of good Jazz trumpet licks to take advantage of on this recording. I highly recommend getting the album Roy and Diz if you don’t own it already. It is packed full of great trumpet solos by Roy […] Read the rest of this entry…

Cool sounding diminished pattern

Posted on April 24, 2009 by Sweets

This is a pretty easy diminished lick to learn. I didn’t get this diminished pattern from Dizzy Gillespie, but I sure hear Dizzy play it a lot in his recordings. It is kind of a good lick to use during a pause or hold for a cadenza at the end of a tune. Here is […] Read the rest of this entry…

Two trumpet solos of Tom Harrell on April Mist 5

Posted on April 15, 2009 by Sweets

Tom Harrell is one of my favorite jazz trumpeters ever. These two Jazz trumpet solos are a big reason why. Tom Harrell has a really nice trumpet sound and Jazz style on these two solos. I would consider Tom Harrell to be an aggressive trumpet player. That’s just my opinion though. The first April Mist […] Read the rest of this entry…



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