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Essential listening for modern jazz trumpet players


First of all, there are a number of players not listed here who certainly should be. Secondly, much of this list was stolen from one of Pat Harbison’s books. I have done my homework, and have edited the list slightly as I worked through the listening to reflect my own views. This list is a living thing, and will be modified periodically. Thanks for reading - now get listening!

NAT ADDERLY

Cannonball Adderly: Them Dirty Blues

Cannonball Adderly: At the Lighthouse

CHET BAKER

w. Stan Getz: Line for Lyons

In New York

She Was Too Good To Me

The Touch of Your Lips

Daybreak

TERRANCE BLANCHARD

Joanne Brakeen: Fi-Fi Goes to Heaven

Bounce

Jazz In Film

LESTER BOWIE

Numbers 1 & 2

Roscoe Mitchell: Congliptious

Art Ensemble of Chicago: Message to Our Folks

Frank Lowe: Fresh

RANDY BRECKER

In the Idiom

Amanda

Hal Galper: Reach Out!

Hal Galper: Speak with a Single Voice

CLIFFORD BROWN

In Paris

With Strings

Brown & Roach, Inc.

At Basin St.

Study In Brown

Jordu

In Concert

Art Blakey: A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1 & 2

DONALD BYRD

Best Of

Free Form

DON CHERRY

Symphony for Improvisors (Out of Print)

w. John Coltrane: The Avant Garde

w. Ed Blackwell: “Mu” First Part

JOHNNY COLES

Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner

Gil Evans: Out of the Cool

MILES DAVIS

Miles Davis

Workin’ & Steamin’

Tune Up

Sketches of Spain

Porgy and Bess

Miles Ahead

Milestones

Kind of Blue

In A Silent Way

Bitches Brew

Decoy

You’re Under Arrest

Friday & Sunday at the Blackhawk

My Funny Valentine

“Four” and More

Miles Smiles

Sorcerer

Nefertiti

Jack Johnson

Water Babies

We Want Miles

KENNY DORHAM

Quiet Kenny

But Beautiful

Art Blakey: Jazz Messengers at Cafe Bohemia Vol. 1

Art Blakey: Jazz Messengers at Cafe Bohemia Vol. 2

Joe Henderson: Our Thing

Andrew Hill: Point of Departure (Out of Print)

Max Roach: Jazz in 3/4 Time

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers

Cedar Walton: Cedar!

DON ELLIS

George Russell Sextet

ART FARMER

The Summer Knows

To Duke With Love

Jazztet: Meet the Jazztet

Sonny Clark: Cool Struttin’

Horace Silver: The Stylings of Silver (Out of Print)

Horace Silver: Further Explorations (Out of Print)

DIZZY GILLESPIE

And His Big Band

Dizziest

The Rollins/Stitt Sessions

Diz and Getz

Diz and Roy (Eldridge)

Jazz at Massey Hall

TIM HAGENS

From The Neck Down

Bob Beldon: The Black Dahlia

Bob Beldon: Animation/Reanimation

WILBUR HARDEN

w. John Coltrane: Countdown

BILL HARDMAN

Politely

Art Blakey: Mirage

TOM HARRELL

Mark Levine: Up ‘Til Now

Cecil Payne: Bird Gets the Worm

Richard Sussman: Free Fall

Ronnie Cuber: The 11th Day of Aquarius

Bob Berg: New Birth

Phil Woods: Gratitude

EDDIE HENDERSON

Herbie Hancock: Sextant

FREDDIE HUBBARD

Outpost

Hub-Tones

Blue Spirits

Red Clay

Art Blakey: Caravan

Art Blakey: Ugetsu

Herbie Hancock: Empyrean Isles

Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage

Dexter Gordon: Doin’ Alright

Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue

Wayne Shorter: Speak No Evil

Bill Evans: Interplay

THAD JONES

Magnificent Thad Jones

Hank Jones: Groovin’ High

Elvin Jones: Elvin!

TOM KIRKPATRICK

Michael Weiss: Presenting Michael Weiss

BOOKER LITTLE

Out Front

Victory and Sorrow

Max Roach: Deeds Not Words

BRIAN LYNCH

Unsung Heros Vol. 1

Con Clave Vol. 2

Tribute to the Trumpet Masters

WYNTON MARSALIS

Wynton Marsalis

Marsalis Standard Time Vol. 1

Herbie Hancock Quartet

Magic Hour

JOHN MCNEIL

Embarkation

The Glass Room

w. Tom Harrell: Look to the Sky

BLUE MICHELL

The Thing to Do

Last Dance

Horace Silver: Blowin’ the Blues Away

Sam Jones: Something in Common

Sam Jones: Changes and Things

LEE MORGAN

The Sidewinder

Search for the New Land

The Rumproller

Corn Bread

John Coltrane: Blue Train

Joe Henderson: Mode for Joe

McCoy Tyner: Tender Moments

Hank Mobley: Dippin’

Jimmy Smith: House Party

Jimmy Smith: The Sermon

Art Blakey: Moanin’

Art Blakey: A Night in Tunisia (Out of Print)

MICHAEL PHILIP MOSSMAN

OBT: Out of the Blue

OBT: Inside Track

FATS NAVARRO

The Fabulous Fats Navarro Vol. 1

The Fabulous Fats Navarro Vol. 2

Tadd Dameron Man

Fat Girl

DIZZY REESE

Dexter Gordon: A Day in Copenhagen

WALLACE RONEY

Verses

Art Blakey: Feeling Good

JIM ROTONDI

1000 Rainbows

One For All: Return of the Lineup

Blues for Brother Ray

Destination Up

Iron Man

Pleasure Dom

WOODY SHAW

Little Red’s Fantasy

Concert Ensemble at the Berliner Jazztage

Solid

Imagination

Larry Young: Unity

BOBBY SHEW

Breakfast Wine

Round Midnight

Tribute to the Masters

ALEX SIPIAGIN

Destinations Unknown


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