Best Trumpet Player 11:06 on Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Regarding Stamina, Accuracy, Range etc etc, Patrick Hession by far the best ...Heard him live with Maynard in London a few months ago, one of the best nights of my life ! (check the mf medley from his site and imagine how he plays 4 years later !! http://www.hessionssessions.com/Video_pages/mf_medley.html )i`m pretty sure it was Andrea Tofanelli that made a guest appearance at the same london gig, he was pretty outstanding as well.
Having said that i still listen to maynard every week on the ipod and james morrison is the reason i started playing jazz 10 years ago, never looked back ...
Best Trumpet Player 14:13 on Saturday, December 31, 2005
Regarding the best trumpet player, perhaps it`s more fair to name the top 10. Even that would be cause for some debate though. I saw Wynton perform for Kennedy Center honors and he did a piece honoring Tony Bennett. He was backed by Piano and Bass. The best part was towards the end. I could`t even see his fingers, they were moving so fast. I may put the video I captured up on the web, if anyone is interested. Did anyone else see this performance and if so what did you think?
Greatest Trumpet player 20:35 on Sunday, January 01, 2006
There are many factors that contribute. First of all depending on the style of music u play, that will greatly alter your decisions.For some hot latin type of music, you may look toward Arturo Sandoval. He combines good elements of teqnique with high notes. A while back when he moved into USA he established himself as one of the greatest trumpet players in the world-but for the style he plays.
Then there are the jazz loving kind of people, for that note there is Winton Marsalis, Dizzie Gilespie. Dizzie played one of the most complicated styles of music which is bi-bop. Also you should take notice of the fact that he also greatly influenced Arturo Sandoval. Who could also forget Maynard Ferguson. So in conclusion, there is no "greatest trumpet player" It is what type of music you like to look into.
Please I really do not think that there is a BEST trumpet player. Everyone has their own style. Honestly, all you people who talk about range are extremely immature. Range is not the key to life. Sure some of us can play a double G, but I am more impressed with someone who has brilliant tone and technique. Technique is perhaps the essence to a good trumpet player. Listen to others and try to make your own style. Can I say STYLE anymore? Be original and the answer to your question is their is NO best trumpet player. Some people are better at certain things than others and no trumpet player is perfect.
Ok, first of all, who cares about how high someone can play, that doesn't make them good. Personally, i think maynard like sucks..all he can do is play high lol. Anyway, it's between Wynton Marsalis and Allen Vizzutti..it's that simple..and thats a fact.