As this blog features a growing number of posts on trumpeters (both jazz and WAM), wind bands, and brass bands, here’s a handy list. I’ve awarded trumpet its own tag in the sidebar. My usual proviso: all these genres belong within changing social life!
The list might begin with shawm bands (for links, click here)—I won’t try and index all the Chinese shengguan wind ensembles here, but they’re a constant theme of posts under Local ritual, for instance. Both types feature in the playlist in the sidebar, with commentary here.
Some great jazz trumpeters:
- Fats Navarro
- Chet Baker (here and here)
- Clifford Brown
- Lee Morgan
- Tomasz Stańko
- Roy Eldridge and other amazing solos to accompany an enraptured Billie Holiday, with drôle comments on Miles: an autobiography.
Also on jazz, starting from African musicians at European renaissance courts, is
WAM trumpeters featured include
- John Wilbraham
- enchanting versions of Handel‘s Eternal source of light divine by Alison Balsom, Wynton Marsalis, and David Blackadder (WOW).
For folk bands, see
- the high trumpets punctuating ritual saeta songs in Andalucia, here and here
- the trombita of the Hutsul people in the Carpathian highlands.
And whatever you do, don’t miss
- the amazing wind and brass turbo-folk bands of east Europe!