Essential listening for modern jazz trumpet players

July 1, 2014

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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