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Solo horns in movie filmscores
By James Boldin Bruce Hembd’s great series on Horn-tastic TV Themes at Horn Matters got me thinking about all the amazing horn solos in movie soundtracks.  There are too many to list in this post, [...]

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Playing changes with… Ryan Kisor
Ryan Kisor is currently playing lead trumpet for the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra (famously alongside the likes of Wynton Marsalis), but he is also a superb bop player. Have a listen! 70-410   , 1Z0-051 [...]

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Playing changes with… Freddie Hubbard
Firey post-bop trumpet innovator, Freddie Hubbard has recorded with the all time great players, notably on Herbie Hancock’s famous ‘Maiden Voyage’ album… Also recording with Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Art Blakey and with his own [...]

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Playing changes with… Terell Stafford
This is another video in the “playing changes with” series. Some classy post bop playing from Terell in this video. I had the privilege of meeting Terell, and he is a kind, funny and personable [...]

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Playing changes with… Chris Potter
Chris Potter has been called the successor to the late John Coltrane – listening to this video I am sure you can appreciate why. His phrasing, harmonic ideas and activity not to mention the incredible [...]

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Playing changes with… Wynton Marsalis
Here’s another in our Playing Changes series, this time with legend, Wynton [...]

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Is bigger better?
www.michaelbarkley.com I see a little movement towards the smaller-bore horns ever since Roger Ingram and Malcolm McNab joined Jupiter and created some fabulous instruments. This article is by way of clarifying a little information regarding [...]

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Section playing #3: Commercial horns
The Tower horn section lay is down. Tight, balanced; even the singing is in tune!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvrMYbQsYM “Iron” Mike Bogart – Trumpet and Trombone Adolfo Acosta – Trumpet Emilio Castillo – Tenor Sax Doc Kupka – [...]

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Artist profile: Bruce Adams
www.michaelbarkley.com Bruce is a special player, he has such a warm, sharing personality and I have a great deal of respect for him. He has helped me immensely over a few years, and I am [...]

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Playing changes with… Clifford Brown
Another video in our “Playing changes” series. This time, with Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka “Brownie”. Clifford Brown was an influential and respected American jazz trumpeter, who tragically died at [...]

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