[Dixielandjazz] A trumpet player's education

Stan Brager sbrager at socal.rr.com
Fri Nov 14 09:24:50 PST 2003

Here are some of my favorites which also includes all the names you've
received so far, Bubber Miley, Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Oran "Hot Lips"
Page, Henry "Red" Allen, and Rafael Mendez.

When talking about style, don't forget players of other horns as well as

Stan Brager
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Biffle" <bbiffle at swcp.com>
To: "DJML Post" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:44 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] A trumpet player's education

I've been playing the horn again for about five years and have spent a fair
amount of time listening to CDs in my quest for knowledge about players,
sound, and style.  I've not systematized the thing, but have spent a fair
amount of time with (in no particular order) Doc Cheatham, Roy Eldridge,
Ruby Braff, Louis (of course), Bill Coleman, Chet Baker, Don Fagerquist, Red
Nichols, Frankie Newton, Clifford Brown,  and Freddie Hubbard (there are
others, but these come to mind).

Who else should I be listening to?  Billy Butterfield, Art Farmer, Bix (I've
got some Bix), ???

Thanks to all for the help.

Bill Biffle, Leader & Trumpet
The Duke City Jazz Band
Albuquerque, NM USA

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