Warming Up

Warming Up

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Guess The Trumpet Player

Before we get to today's post - just a reminder about two gigs. I played my duo show last night with Tim Motzer. Awesome!
On Friday, May 20th, I will be back at Philly’s newest jazz spot, Little Bar (8th and Fitzwater), this time with Matt Davis’s Aerial Photograph. Our set starts at 9:30pm.

On Saturday, May 21st, I will be playing in Wilmington, DE at the brand new
World Café Live at the Queen venue down there with PhillyBloco
. The new venue is supposed to be amazing. If you are in that neck of the woods, please come out and dance. Show starts at 8pm.

Hello Readers, it’s time for the eighteenth installment of “Guess The Trumpet Player.” And this week’s installment really just isn’t fair. No one is going to guess this one unless you are a real hardcore fan of 50’s-60’s era Chicago jazz. If you aren’t then it’s pretty doubtful that you will have ever even heard about this trumpet player. I hadn’t. I found him on a total fluke because I was looking for recordings by the alto sax player who’s featured on this track (this record BTW is one of the alto player’s first. He went on to be, and continues to be, one of the real innovators of the alto – even if his name is practically unknown). So yeah, maybe not cool picking such an obscure player, but listen to this blues. Sounds like this guy should be more well known, don’t you think?

Click the link (it’s safe), click play, listen, guess the trumpet player. The first person to leave the correct name of this trumpet player in the comments section of this post wins a CD – 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. The contest ends with Monday’s post.

Here’s the tune: http://www.box.net/shared/ijgd0rsfdq


  1. I think I know who it is, but I did a little bit of research to find out... Is that cheating? What do you say, Bart? Should I enter my guess? :)

  2. Nice article! Harry does indeed rock.