[Dixielandjazz] trumpet player's education

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald at calweb.com
Thu Nov 13 20:20:00 PST 2003

Bill Biffle bbiffle at swcp.com


> Consensus is to listen to more Bobby Hackett.  I've ordered some CDs just
now from Worlds Records.


Hackett was a wonderful player, a one of a kind.

When listening to him, notice that he plays a lot of notes.  Most tpt
players who do this end up playing garbage--Better to leave holes like

However, Hackett had such a command of chords & chord patterns & had such
exquisite taste, that he can pull it off, & pull it off beautifully.

In your playing, don't try to fill up all the spaces.  Sometimes the notes
you don't play are just as important s the ones you do.  This is especially
true when playing in an ensemble situation such as a Dixieland front line.
Too many tpt players don't leave any space for the tbn & cl to play.

Just my opinion.

mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
Placerville, CA  USA

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