Carnival of Venice

One of the most enjoyable things I get to do as a musician is perform with the Isthmus Brass.  It consists of ten brass players from around Wisconsin, founded by Mike Forbes and directed by John Stevens.  (We have a CD out that can be found on the IB website.)  We recently gave a concert in Green Bay, where my parents live, and I decided to do an arrangement of "The Carnival of Venice" for my…

A review of “Petite Monde”

Recently, I decided to reprint my first solo jazz CD.  My daughter Skye, redid the layout and packaging giving it a much needed fresh look.  I also came across a Wisconsin State Journal review of that CD.  Lots have changed since then as 2003 was a lifetime ago, but I am still humbled by Kevin Lynch's kind words. Wisconsin State Journal :: RHYTHM :: 19 Thursday, June 26, 2003 Kevin Lynch…

A review of “The Journey”

Hi Everyone, A little while ago a writer-friend Kevin Lynch, did a review/article about my jazz CD "The Journey". The Journey: A Deathly Odyssey Teaches David Cooper about Music and Life. For virtuoso trumpeter David Cooper, the horn of plenty almost ran dry. Death Valley dry. You know the cliché about art imitating life. What’s more significant is how music can sometimes embody life…

Stuff

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InDIGenous Jazz Series Concert

Hello Friends, I hope that you all know that I rarely promote musical events with which I am involved.  However, I would like to make an exception and let you know about a very special concert for me on October 9, at 7:30pm at the newly renovated Fredric March Play Circle in the UW-Madison Memorial Union. This concert will be kicking off a brand new concert series for Madison, called the…

Dana Wilson – “I Remember…”

  Title I Remember… (1998) Dana Wilson Biographical Info The works of Dana Wilson have been commissioned and performed by such diverse ensembles as the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Formosa String Quartet, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Buffalo Philharmonic, Xaimen Symphony, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Syracuse Symphony, and Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. Solo works have been written for…

Petite Monde

I recorded this in 2003.  It contains mostly originals with the exception of Monk's, "Ruby, My Dear". You can read a review of this recording here. David Cooper - trumpet Vincent Fuh - piano Paul Hastil - piano Jeff Eckels - bass Tim Gilson - bass Dane Richeson - drums Woody Mankowski - saxophones Kelly DeHaven - vocals Concerto for BartokLast OneMiles'…

The Journey

I recorded this CD the summer of 2014.  A few months prior, I was diagnosed with cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma), plus, my sister-in-law was dying of Pancreatic Cancer at the same time.  Needless to say, this was a very emotional and scary time for me.  I was not sure what would be on the other side of my treatments for me, so I decided to throw this "hail Mary" of a pass and ask some wonderful…

J.S. Bach Cello Suites on Trumpet

I recorded the first three suites in 2001 and the last three suites in 2005.  They were originally recorded to accompany my book of the same name.  (This is a double CD set.) http://allthingstrumpet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/St2-Prelude.mp3 http://allthingstrumpet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/St4-Allemande.mp3…

New Jazz CD – The Journey

Hi everyone, I am very happy to announce the release of my new jazz CD, "The Journey". I recorded this with my good friends, Johannes Wallmann, Mark Urness and Ernie Adams this summer (2014).  I was diagnosed with cancer a few months earlier and decided recording a quartet jazz album was one of my life's bucket list things so I set to work composing the tunes for the project.  Most of the…