What Trumpet Do You Play? Part 2

Well, here I am about to sound like a real "waffler" and contradict a previous post of mine titled "What Trumpet Do You Play?"  In that post I said that I have owned many brands of trumpet throughout my career.  In each horn, at that time, I truly felt that that particular trumpet was the best trumpet I could find - at the time.  Time goes on, manufactures come and go.  Innovations happen or…

The Greatest Trumpet Cases, Part 2

It's been four years since I wrote my post "The Greatest Trumpet Cases In The World".  Any self respecting trumpet geek like myself would of course have added equipment to his arsenal in that amount of time, and so I have.  A couple years ago I had the opportunity to play a series of recitals in China and needed a lot of horns to be flown.  There are a number of flight cases for trumpets out…

Thank you, Fred.

I wrote a post a while back called "A Musical Remembrance", where I talked about a couple key musical moments that happened in my life that were profound for me.  A similar topic I would like to share with you is that of memorable mentors.  I have encountered a number of teachers and conductors in my life; people of authority whose position it is to impart wisdom of some sort.  In my life, of all…

GP Telemann Six Canonic Sonatas

Originally written for two flutes or recorders, David Cooper has edited and prepared these to be beautiful teaching or performance pieces for two trumpets. While they are titled "suites", they are organized more like sonatas in the fast/slow/faster movement format. These duets are unique in that they are canonic; this might suggest simplicity, but these duets are anything but simplistic. This…

Recycling in Improvisation

This way of thinking about improvisation is intended for: Younger players intimidated by the seemingly daunting task of learning all the theory involved with improvisation. And: Advanced players looking for ways to breathe new life into seemingly mundane things like major scales and arpeggios. The first time I played a major scale over something other than its' major chord was a…

Sachse Duets

The Sachse duets have been around for a long time, and in my library ever since I can remember. They are wonderful, neo-Romantic works filled with charming melodies. Available as Instant Downloadable PDF.

Tom Harrell Jazz Trumpet Solos Collection II

Angela Darn That Dream Everything Happens To Me I Can't Get Started With You I'll Be Seeing You I'll Remember April Little Dancer Majesty Moon Alley Out Of My Dreams Petals Danse The Touch Of Your Lips Train Shuffle Visions of Gaudi The Waters Edge Yesterdays Available as Instant Downloadable PDF.

Tom Harrell Jazz Trumpet Solos Collection I

includes Joy Spring April Mist Sail Away (studio) Sail Away (live) Hope St. Buffalo Wings Suspended View Glass Mystery Vista Brazilian Song Blue In One Weaver Play Of Light Viable Blues My Funny Valentine I Remember You Scrapple From The Apple Available as Instant Downloadable PDF.

Bach Cello Suites

These are the six suites Bach wrote for unaccompanied cello.  I arranged them here for trumpet.  This e-book is available as an instant downloadable PDF.  The published version of this book comes with two CDs of me playing these suites.  I have some of those copies available.  Please contact me via email if you are interested in the published version. For a more detailed review of the book and…