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    Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    On the way home from woik yesterday I hoid a jazz number with a dual trumpet solo happening. I know one player was Dizzy Gillespie but the other fails me at this time. Man, slides and glisses up to notes way beyond normal comprehension! (unless you are an adept trumpet player) Freaking so cool it made me wonder how one would be able to emulate high pitch slides in GPO Jazz Big Band Lib.
    I'm emailing the radio station today to find out more of the names of the players and song title. I'll bet Professor Jim knows which song I am referring to!
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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    Well, let's see. I've managed to get the other trumpet soloist name, Roy Eldridge. Louie Bellson on drums.
    Also found "Trumpet Kings of Montreux" and I believe the tune was entitled, "Can't Get Started". Coolest, weirdest trumpet solo duet I've ever heard.
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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    ...trumpet solo duet...
    What's a solo duet?

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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    Actually, I think the term in this case is "soli."
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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    Dizzy and Roy were playing together "solo" "soli" "so-low" well, actually so hight! Just heard another during lunch. I'm begining to get into trumpet!
    Styxx

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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    Just remember... if you play "so-long," your lips may fall off.
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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    Just remember... if you play "so-long," your lips may fall off.
    "So Long, Farewell .... Goodbye ....... Oooo, The Sound of Muzak!
    Styxx

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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    By the way, true story...

    Dizzy Gillespie taught me how to do the "shimmy-shimmy."

    Way back when I was in highschool, he came and visited the students there. We were an arts school (Duke Ellington School of the Arts in DC). He talked to our wind ensemble, where I was playing horn, and taught us all the shimmy-shimmy.
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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    By the way, true story...

    Dizzy Gillespie taught me how to do the "shimmy-shimmy."

    Way back when I was in highschool, he came and visited the students there. We were an arts school (Duke Ellington School of the Arts in DC). He talked to our wind ensemble, where I was playing horn, and taught us all the shimmy-shimmy.
    OK, now you have really made me feel like a drummer.
    The Shimmy-Shimmy! And you met the Dizz?
    All this and more but let be ask you .... wait, I'm trying to remember what it was I was going to ask. .......... oh, right, When I hear a trumpet player playing up into the stratosphere of ledger line heaven, is that an ambusher or air pressure technique or combination there of, in , out?
    Styxx

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    Re: Trumpet solos in Jazz.

    Come to think of it, the choir was invited at the same time, which means another (future) famous celebrity was there... Denyce Graves, who is now a world-famous mezzo-soprano you may have heard of. We were classmates, and shared a few classes.
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