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Jazz Trumpets: Trumpet Stars from Satchmo to Miles (10 CDs)

Jazz Trumpets: Trumpet Stars from Satchmo to Miles (10 CDs)


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– 23 of the greatest trumpet players in Jazz with some of their greatest recordings

– Featuring Louis Armstrong, Clifford Brown, Roy Eldridge, Miles Davis,
Howard McGhee,Chet Baker, Kenny Dorham, Doc Cheatham, Blue Mitchell,
Freddie Hubbard, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Earl Hines,
Art Farmer, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and more

Ever since Joshua fit the battle of Jericho with his trumpet, the instrument has held a special place among the horns. And trumpeters were first and main identifying figures and founding fathers of the African-American Jazz that developed in New Orleans, Louisiana, around 1900. Unfortunately, there are no recordings with Buddy Bolden, but King Oliver and especially his student Louis Armstrong are still known around the world today - and the latter also very popular. From "Satchmo" Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie to Miles Davis trumpeters became the figureheads of a music that developed at breakneck speed in synchronicity with the industrial and technological developments of the 20th century and went on to conquer the world. Anyone who thinks that the aforementioned triumvirate is enough is underestimating the musical "army" that makes up the wealth of musical personalities in Jazz and especially its trumpeters. This is remedied here with 23 of the greatest soloists - and we could easily present another 23 and more. Doc Cheatham (1905-1997), one of the important exponents between Armstrong and Roy Eldridge, played the first trumpet in countless orchestras for decades until he began a world career as a soloist at an age where Satchmo had to limit himself to singing. The many big band soloists from Ellington and Basie are well represented here with Shorty Baker, Clark Terry, Harry Edison and Joe Newman. Miles Davis might not have been up to par with many of his colleagues technically, especially Dizzy and the highly important and now sadly forgotten Howard McGhee, but his charisma and creativity made him, together with Armstrong, one of the greatest stars of the guild. Of all things, Doc Cheatham's grandson, Theo Croker, trumpeter (born 1985), whatever else, has been showing impressively for several years that he is growing up to become the most important musician of his generation and one of the Giants.

CD 1
The Louis Armstrong Story Vol 3
1. Basin Street Blues 3.18
(Spencer Williams)
2. Weather Bird (Lil Armstrong) 2.47
3. No, Papa, No (Victoria Spivey) 2.54
4. Muggles (Louis Armstrong) 2.53
5. St. James Infirmary 3.14
(Joe Primrose)
6. Tight Like This (Allen Curt) 3.15
7. West End Blues 3.22
(Cootie Williams, Joe Oliver)
8. Skip the Gutter 3.10
(Spencer Williams)
9. Two Deuces (Lil Hardin) 2.59
10. Sugar Foot Strut (Henry Myers, 3.22
Billie Pierce, Charles Schwab)
11. Squeeze Me 3.25
(Cootie Williams, Thomas Waller)
12. Don't Jive Me (Lil Hardin) 2.49
Louis Armstrong And His Hot Five
featuring Earl Hines:

Louis Armstrong, Fred Robinson (tb) Jimmy Strong (cl) Earl Hines (p) Mancy Carr (bj) Zutty Singleton (drs)
Recorded in Chicago between April and December 1928
Trumpets All Out
13. Five Cats Swingin' 8.21
(Ernie Wilkins)
14. Blues in 6/4 (Ernie Wilkins) 5.01
15. Trumpets all Out 3.14
(Ernie Wilkins)
16. She's Just My Size 5.21
(Ernie Wilkins)
17. Ballad Medley: 7.24
Our Love Is Here to Stay
(George Gershwin)
Time on My Hands
(Harold Adamson, Vincent Youmans)
When Your Lover Has Gone
(Einar Aaron Swan)
All of Me
(Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons)
18. Low Life (Johnny Mandel) 3.50
Art Farmer, Charlie Shavers, Emmet Berry,
Ernie Royal, Harold Baker (tp) Don Abney (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Bobby Donaldson (drs)
Arranged by Ernie Wilkins
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ on January 15, 1957
Total Time 70.52

CD 2
And His Little Jazz
1. Très Chaud (The Heat Is On) 3.25
(Roy Eldridge)
2. Fireworks (Spencer Williams) 3.01
3. Hollywood Pastime 4.01
(Tommy Dorsey)
4. Tu Disais Qu'Tu M'Aimais 3.26
(Roy Eldridge)
5. Oh Shut Up! (Roy Eldridge) 3.10
6. Wild Man Blues 3.50
(Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton)
7. I'd Love Him So (Benny Carter) 3.26
8. Une Petite Laitue 3.18
(Roy Eldridge)
Roy Eldridge (tp, p: 2, 8)
Benny Vasseur (tb:1, 3-5, 7, 8)
Albert Ferreri (ts:1, 3-5, 7, 8)
William Boucaya (brs:1, 3-5, 7, 8)
Raymond Fol (p:1, 3-5, 7, 8)
Claude Bolling (p: 2, 6)
Barny Soieler (b:1, 3-5, 7, 8)
Robert Barnet (drs:1, 3-5, 7, 8)
Recorded in Paris on October 28, 1950
(1, 3-5, 7, 8) and March 29, 151 (2, 6)

Shorty & Doc
9. Chitlin's (Esmond Edwards) 10.58
10. I Didn't Know What Time 5.16
It Was (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
11. Baker's Dozen (Harold Baker) 4.56
12. Good Queen Bess 7.42
(Johnny Hodges)
13. Night Train (Jimmy Forrest) 6.42
14. Lullabye in Rhythm 7.36
(Benny Goodman, Clarence Profit, Edgar M. Sampson, Walter Hirsch)

Doc Cheatham, Shorty Baker (tp) Walter Bishop, Jr. (p) Wendell Marshall (b) J.C. Heard (drs)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on January 17, 1961
Total Time 71.09

CD 3
In Orbit
1. In Orbit (Clark Terry) 4.41
2. One Foot in the Gutter 7.18
3. Trust in Me 4.32
(Schwartz, Ager, Wever)
4. Let's Cool One 4.56
(Thelonious Monk)
5. Pea-Eye (Terry) 4.30
6. Argentia (Terry) 6.12
7. Moonlight Fiesta 2.35
(Irving Mills, Juan Tizol)
8. Buck's Business (Terry) 3.23
9. Very Near Blue (Sara Cassey) 3.04
Clark Terry (flugelhorn) Thelonious Monk (p) Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones (drs)
Recorded in New York on May 7 and 12, 1958

Soft Swingin´ Jazz
10. Makin' Whoopee 3.20
(Gus Khan, Walter Donaldson)
11. Three Little Words 2.39
(Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby)
12. Scotty (Shirley Scott) 4.31
13. There's a Small Hotel 2.38
(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)
14. I Let a Song Go out of 3.20
My Heart (Duke Ellington, Henry
Nemo, Irving Mills, John Redmond)
15. Moonglow (Eddie De Lange, 3.39
Irving Mills, Will Hudson)
16. Organ Grinder's Swing 3.04
(Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish, Will Hudson)
17. Rosetta (Earl Hines, Henri Wood) 3.37
18. Too Marvelous for Words 3.09
(Johnny Mercer, Richard Whiting)
19. The Farmer's Daughter 3.02
(E.Y. Harburg, Harold Arlen)
20. Save Your Love for Me 3.57
(Buddy Johnson)
Joe Newman (tp, voc: 7, 10 , 11) Shirley Scott (organ) Ernie Wilkins (p:16) Eddie Jones (b) Charlie Persip (drs)
Recorded in New York City in January, 1958
Total Time 78.29

CD 4
Bird & Diz
1. Bloomdido (Charlie Parker) 3.28
2. My Melancholy Baby 3.26
(Ernie Burnett, George Norton,
W. E. Watson)
3. Relaxing with Lee 2.49
(Charlie Parker)
4. Leap Frog (Charlie Parker) 2.32
5. An Oscar for Treadwell 3.27
(Charlie Parker)
6. Mohawk (Charlie Parker) 3.38
Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Charlie Parker (as)
Thelonious Monk (p) Curly Russell (b)
Buddy Rich (drs)
Recorded in NYC on June 6th in 1950
Maggie´s Back In Town!!
7. Demon Chase 7.54
(Howard McGhee)
8. Willow Weep for Me 4.23
(Ann Ronell)
9. Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise 3.19
(Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund
10. Sunset Eyes (Teddy Edwards) 5.13
11. Maggie's Back in Town 10.40
(Teddy Edwards)
12. Summertime 3.16
(DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin)
13. Brownie Speaks 8.04
(Clifford Brown)
Howard McGhee (tp) Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (drs)
Recorded June 26, 1961 at Contemporary Studio in Los Angeles
Total Time 62.15

CD 5
1. Airegin (Sonny Rollins) 5.02
2. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 5.15
3. But Not for Me 5.46
(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
4. Doxy (Sonny Rollins) 4.54
Miles Davis (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts)
Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b)
Kenny Clarke (drs)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack on June 29, 1954

From Boogie To Funk
5. From Boogie to Funk, 11.39
Part 1: The Blues (Bill Coleman)
6. From Boogie to Funk, 4.36
Part 2: The Boogie (Bill Coleman)
7. Bill, Budd and Butter 9.45
(Bill Coleman)
8. Afromotive in Blue 6.32
(Bill Coleman)
9. Colemanology (Bill Coleman) 5.13
10. Have Blues, Will Play'em 9.47
(Bill Coleman)

Bill Coleman (tp) Quentin Jackson (tb) Budd Johnson (ts) Les Spann (git) Patti Bown (p) Buddy Catlett (b) Joe Harris (drs)
Recorded in Paris on January 21 and 22, 1960
Total Time 68.35

CD 6
The Swinger
1. Pussy Willow (Harry Edison) 7.36
2. The Very Thought of You 6.09 (Ray Noble)
3. Nasty (Harry Edison) 5.23
4. The Strollers (Harry Edison) 6.58
5. Sunday 6.59
(Bennie Krueger, Chester Conn, Jule Styne, Ned Miller)
6. Fair Ground (Harry Edison) 4.58
Harry Edison (tp) Jimmy Forrest (ts)
Freddie Greene (git) Jimmy Jones (p)
Joe Benjamin (b) Charlie Persip (drs)
Recorded in New York City on
September 18, 1958

Modern Art
7. Mox Nix (Art Farmer) 4.39
8. Fair Weather (Benny Golson) 5.42
9. Darn That Dream 3.58
(Eddie De Lange, Jimmy Van Heusen)
10. The Touch of Your Lips 4.53
(Ray Noble)
11. Jubilation (Junior Mance) 4.15
12. Like Someone in Love 5.55
(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
13. I Love You (Cole Porter) 7.00
14. Cold Breeze (Wade Legge) 3.56
Art Farmer (tp) Benny Golson (ts)
Bill Evans (p) Addison Farmer (b)
Dave Bailey (drs)
Recorded in New York City on
September 10, 11 & 14, 1958
Total Time 78.45

CD 7
1. Alone Together 6.54
(Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz)
2. How High the Moon 3.38
(Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
3. It Never Entered My Mind 4.42
(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)
4. 'Tis Autumn (Henry Nemo) 5.19
5. If You Could See Me Now 5.18
(Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman)
6. September Song 3.06
(Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill)
7. You'd Be so Nice to Come 4.33
Home To (Cole Porter)
8. Time on My Hands 4.34
(You in My Arms)
(Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson,
Mack Gordon)
9. You and the Night and 4.07
the Music
(Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz)
Chet Baker (tp) Herbie Mann (fl)
Pepper Adams (brs) Kenny Burrell (git)
Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b)
Philly Joe Jones (drs: 4, 8, 9)
Connie Kay (drs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
Recorded in New York City on
December 30, 1958 and January 19, 1959

10. Touch and Go (Hank Mobley) 9.18
11. Double Whammy 8.14
(Hank Mobley)
12. Barrel of Funk (Hank Mobley) 11.23
13. Mobleymania (Hank Mobley) 8.031
Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan (tp)
Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p)
Paul Chambers (b) Charlie Persip (dr)
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, New Jersey on November
25, 1956
Total Time 79.50

CD 8
All Stars
1. Caravan 15.14
(Irving Mills, Juan Tizol,
Duke Ellington)
2. Autumn in New York 21.36
(Vernon Duke)
Clifford Brown (tp)
Herb Geller, Joe Maini (as)
Walter Benton (ts) Kenny Drew (p)
Curtis Counce (b) Max Roach (drs)
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los
California on August 11, 1954

Blue Kenny
3. Lotus Blossom 4.42
(Kenny Dorham)
4. My Ideal 5.08
(Newell Chase, Robin, Whiting)
5. Blue Friday (Kenny Dorham) 8.48
6. Alone Together 3.13
(Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz)
7. Blue Spring Shuffle 7.39
(Kenny Dorham)
8. I Had the Craziest Dream 4.40
(Mack Gordon, Harold Warren)
9. Old Folks 5.14
(Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison)
Kenny Dorham (tp) Tommy Flanagan (p)
Paul Chambers (b) Arthur Taylor (drs)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
on November 13, 1959
Total Time 76.25

CD 9
Out Of The Blue
1. Blues on My Mind 9.08
(Benny Golson)
2. It Could Happen to You 5.55
(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
3. Boomerang (Clark Terry) 5.03
4. Sweet-Cakes (Blue Mitchell) 6.13
5. Missing You (Ronnell Bright) 5.41
6. When the Saints 7.02
Go Marching In (Traditional)
Blue Mitchell (tp) Benny Golson (ts)
Wynton Kelly (p)
Paul Chambers (b: 2, 5, 6)
Sam Jones (b: 1, 3, 4) Art Blakey (drs)
Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios,
New York; January 5, 1959

Star Bright
7. The Rake (Dizzy Reece) 6.06
8. I'll Close My Eyes 5.57
(Billy Reid, Buddy Kaye)
9. Groovesville (Dizzy Reece) 8.08
10. The Rebound (Dizzy Reece) 6.49
11. I Wished on the Moon 6.51
(Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger)
12. A Variation on Monk 5.41
(Dizzy Reece)
Dizzy Reece (tp) Hank Mobley (ts)
Wynton Kelly (b) Paul Chambers (b)
Art Taylor (drs)
Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio,
New Jersey on November 19, 1959
Total Time 78.39

CD 10
Open Sesame
1. Open Sesame (Tina Brooks) 7.12
2. But Beautiful 6.24
(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
3. Gypsy Blue (Tina Brooks) 6.27
4. All Or Nothing At All 5.33
(Arthur Alterman, Jack Lawrence)
5. One Mint Julep 5.53
(Rudolph Toombs)
6. Hub's Nub (Freddie Hubbard) 6.49
Freddie Hubbard (tp) Tina Brooks (ts)
McCoy Tyner (p) Sam Jones (b)
Clifford Jarvis (drs)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on June 19,

Open Form
7. Pentecostal Feeling 6.44
(Donald Byrd)
8. Night Flower 6.46
(Herbie Hancock)
9. Nai Nai (Donald Byrd) 6.36
10. French Spice (Donald Byrd) 8.02
11. Free Form (Donald Byrd) 11.00
Donald Byrd (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts)
Herbie Hancock (p) Butch Warren (b)
Billy Higgins (drs)
Recorded At Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
on December 11, 1961
Total Time 77.38


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