Hot Trumpets: 25 Great Jazz Trumpets

Hot Trumpets: 25 Great Jazz Trumpets



Suitable for anyone interested in the history of jazz trumpeting from 1923 to 1945, Living Era's Hot Trumpets compilation is packed with great jazz performances. The choice of an alphabetical rather than stylistic progression, however, shuffles the deck and jumbles the mix, disrupting context and confounding one's sense of historical progression. Maybe it's got something to do with waiting until the 19th track to hear King Oliver, simply because his surname begins with "O." The fact that the survey stops short of anything resembling bebop -- no Dizzy Gillespie or Howard McGhee on this roster -- probably makes the entire issue irrelevant, as these 25 trumpeters/cornetists all drew upon similar taproots of the hot to swing jazz tradition. There are similarities between Louis Armstrong, Henry "Red" Allen, Bill Coleman, Frankie Newton, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, and Buck Clayton, but each of these men was gloriously individualistic. Bix Beiderbecke, Bunny Berigan, Billy Butterfield, Ziggy Elman, Harry James, Yank Lawson, Red Nichols, and Wingy Manone were all kindred spirits, as were Duke Ellington's Bubber Miley, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, and Ray Nance. On even more primal ground, Punch Miller is heard with Albert Wynn's Gutbucket Five, and a thrilling progression of Smiths occurs as Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces are followed by the great Joe Smith backing blues empress Bessie Smith. The subtle segue from Bessie's "Baby Doll" to Muggsy Spanier's "Relaxin' at the Touro" is among the more logical transitions on this richly rewarding if slightly scrambled jazz compendium of traditional trumpets and crusty cornets.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/1996
Label: Asv Living Era
UPC: 0743625520828
catalogNumber: 5208

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bessie Smith   Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Count Basie   Piano
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet,Vocals
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Bill Coleman   Trumpet,Vocals
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet,Vocals
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Earl Hines   Piano
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Harry James   Trumpet
Jo Jones   Drums
Eddie Lang   Banjo,Guitar
Yank Lawson   Trumpet
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet
Red Norvo   Xylophone
King Oliver   Cornet
Buddy Rich   Drums
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone
Muggsy Spanier   Cornet
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet,Vocals
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Red Nichols   Cornet
Luis Russell   Piano
Jabbo Smith   Trumpet
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Herman Chittison   Piano
Ziggy Elman   Trumpet
Irving Fazola   Clarinet
Bob Haggart   Bass
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Wingy Manone   Trumpet,Vocals
Joe Marsala   Clarinet
Matty Matlock   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Louis Metcalf   Trumpet
Johnny Mince   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Frankie Newton   Trumpet
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Warren Smith   Trombone
George Wettling   Drums
Heine Beau   Tenor Saxophone
Cass Simpson   Piano
Albert Wynn   Trombone
Bob Zurke   Piano
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Teddy Bunn   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Blanton   Bass
Wellman Braud   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Walter Page   Bass
Tommy Ladnier   Trumpet
Hayes Alvis   Bass
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals
Lil Armstrong   Piano
George Arus   Trombone
Baby Dodds   Drums
Bix Beiderbecke   Cornet
Bruce Benson   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Vic Berton   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Lester Boone   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Scoops Carey   Alto Saxophone
Harry Carney   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Don Carter   Drums
Bob Casey   Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Rod Cless   Clarinet
John Collins   Guitar
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Mike Doty   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Duke Ellington   Piano
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Pops Foster   Bass
Babe Fresk   Tenor Saxophone
George   Trombone
Fred Guy   Banjo
Sam Herman   Guitar
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Charlie Holmes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Rudy Jackson   Clarinet
Jenkins   Trombone
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Killian   Trumpet
Nappy Lamare   Guitar,Vocals
Steve Lipkins   Trumpet
Vito Mangano   Trumpet
Lowell Martin   Trombone
Paul Mertz   Piano
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet
Punch Miller   Trumpet,Vocals
Eddie Miller   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Chauncey Morehouse   Drums
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Johnny Potoker   Piano
Bill Rank   Trombone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Ikey Robinson   Banjo
Gil Rodin   Tenor Saxophone
Clyde Rounds   Tenor Saxophone
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Bud Scott   Banjo
George Seaberg   Trumpet
Artie Shapiro   Bass
Omer Simeon   Clarinet
John Simmons   Bass
Joe "Fox" Smith   Cornet
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
George Stafford   Drums
Jimmy Strong   Clarinet
Fred Stulce   Alto Saxophone
Juan Tizol   Trombone,Vocals
Tom Morgan   Guitar
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington   Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Arthur Whetsol   Trumpet
Eugene d'Hellemmes   Bass
Sid Block   Bass
Sterling Bose   Trumpet
Gerald Goff   Trumpet
Wallace Jones   Trumpet
Teddy Cole   Piano
Joe Eldridge   Alto Saxophone
Will Johnson   Banjo,Guitar
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Joe Lipman   Piano
Reverend Charlie Jackson   Banjo
Mancy Carr   Banjo
Charlie Peterson   Trumpet
Joe Kearns   Alto Saxophone
Ed Lewis   Trumpet
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Alex Hill   Piano
Conrad Lanoue   Piano
Bill Haller   Trombone
Hank Woyland   Bass
Zeke Zouchy   Trumpet
Robert Scott   Trombone
Dave Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Lee   Trombone
Joe Dixon   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dave Young   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Roy Eldridge   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Edgar Battle   Composer
Joe Eldridge   Composer
David Flemming   Liner Notes
Winky Tharp   Composer
George Clarke   Composer
Bert Clarke   Composer

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