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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Best Trumpet Player on the Planet Reply with quote

When I recently went to Chuck Levins, the trumpet specialist said James Morrison was the best trumpet player on the planet right now. I was surprised about this because I don’t hear much about Morrison.

I’d have to say Wynton is the best. I’ll hear a recording of another trumpeter, then I’ll hear Wynton’s version and the two just can’t be compared...amazing.

In your personal opinion, who is the best player in the world?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me! It's me! I am the best!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turkle!! It's Turkel!!! He is the best!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grits Burgh wrote:
Turkle!! It's Turkel!!! He is the best!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turkle wrote:
Grits Burgh wrote:
Turkle!! It's Turkel!!! He is the best!!!

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Hey, let’s not resort to violins. (Bowing)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on the genre, but when it comes to jazz, there's a good argument that James Morrison is near the top.

Here's a live performance featuring James Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Faddis and Arturo Sandoval.

You be the judge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY3oyMHzzgI


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Trumpet Player on the Planet Reply with quote

CJceltics33 wrote:
When I recently went to Chuck Levins, the trumpet specialist said James Morrison was the best trumpet player on the planet right now. I was surprised about this because I don’t hear much about Morrison.

I’d have to say Wynton is the best. I’ll hear a recording of another trumpeter, then I’ll hear Wynton’s version and the two just can’t be compared...amazing.

In your personal opinion, who is the best player in the world?


I think that’s probably an unanswerable question. Not to take anything away from Morrison, who is incredible, but “best trumpet player” is way too vague, plus personal preferences enter into that definition.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a bit silly, isn't it? There is no ONE trumpet player who is the best.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but if you HAD to pick one
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CJceltics33 wrote:
Yes, but if you HAD to pick one

If you had to pick one, refer to the video above that I posted. Morrison IMO had by far the best performance of the bunch, and that's saying something considering the company he had on stage.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trickg wrote:
If you had to pick one, refer to the video above that I posted. Morrison IMO had by far the best performance of the bunch, and that's saying something considering the company he had on stage.


I think Morrison has a marvelous technique and a quick, brilliant mind with which he can exploit it. However, the video also proves that Arturo Sandoval is the best trumpet player on the planet sans mouthpiece.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trickg wrote:
CJceltics33 wrote:
Yes, but if you HAD to pick one

If you had to pick one, refer to the video above that I posted. Morrison IMO had by far the best performance of the bunch, and that's saying something considering the company he had on stage.

There is a sticky second valve at about 1:36. Slow to come full up. I thought only hackers like me have that issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJBggMTZI7w

'nuff said...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kehaulani wrote:
This is a bit silly, isn't it? There is no ONE trumpet player who is the best.


That's is true of course. But if I had to pick one RIGHT NOW TODAY at this very MOMENT it would be ALISON BALSOM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa2vzx-aNrw&list=RDWa2vzx-aNrw&start_radio=1&t=3

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we're going back 40 years I think there is room for more discussion.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best trumpet player alive at the moment and active in my opinion is Gabor Tarkovi
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it’s not me, so narrows it down a bit.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:31 am    Post subject: best trumpet player on the planet Reply with quote

In the last four years I have probably listened to more trumpet music and solo work than in the previous 64 combined and that was quite a bit. It is good to enjoy them all and not have to choose. I think Wynton Marsalis is pretty flawless and does all styles flawlessly. Who could play and sing "Almost Blue" with more class and emotion than Chet? Who has been more of a rock as principle than Bud Herseth and Phil Smith? I could listen to Tim Morrison for hours. And Maynard didn't just play he descended from Olympus. I saw Maynard live a couple times in the 70s and he could literally blow spit out the end of the horn. That's guts. I love 'em all.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look, this is ridiculous. There is only one really one trumpeter who is at the absolute pinnacle of trumpet playing in the world. And that is . . Kurt Thompson! (Just ask him.)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can and have blown spit out of the end of my horn. So I guess I should toss my hat into the ring.
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