Warming Up

Warming Up

Monday, March 28, 2011

Guess The Trumpet Player Winner

Thanks to all who listened to Thursday’s track and to those who ventured a guess. A bunch of you guessed the correct trumpet player, but the winner of the eleventh installment of the Outside Pants Guess The Trumpet Player contest is…….friend and Brooklyn-based alto man, Dave Caputo. And the correct answer is…….the late, great Lester Bowie. Nice work getting your correct answer in quickly, Dave – you had plenty of competition this week! Your prize is your choice of Outside Pants Vol. 1 – Old School Players or Outside Pants Vol. 2 – Ron Miles Mix or Outside Pants Vol. 3 – Brownie Mix or Outside Pants Vol.4 – Dave Douglas Mix.

I’m not going to get into anything lengthy about this track or about Lester because I’ll do that in a post tomorrow; but, I will tell you that the title of the tune is “Coming Home Jamaica” and it starts Side B of Lester Bowie’s 1985 ECM Brass Fantasy album, “I Only Have Eyes For You.” I think Lester spent a lot of time in Jamaica, thus the Brass Fantasy version of reggae, complete with Lester riffing over the top of the band with his special lyrical and sonic touch. More on this record and Lester tomorrow. Love Lester Bowie.

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