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    Speaking of trumpeters deserving greater attention, one recent, one from the 60s:

    Tom Harrell, Prana Dance (High Note, 2008) & Number 5 (High Note, 2012)



    These are only two of his large discography. They capture something of his range.

    Booker Little, Out Front (Candid, 1961) (tragically died at age 23, one of jazz's many tragic figures)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alypius View Post
    Speaking of trumpeters deserving greater attention, one recent, one from the 60s:

    Tom Harrell, Prana Dance (High Note, 2008) & Number 5 (High Note, 2012)



    These are only two of his large discography. They capture something of his range.
    Aha, thanks for bringing my attention back on Harrell. I've been meaning to get some of his stuff.
    I know he struggles with schizophrenia, and I find him exceptionally sweet and brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alypius View Post

    Booker Little, Out Front (Candid, 1961) (tragically died at age 23, one of jazz's many tragic figures)

    Out front is a fantastic album.
    Even with his little discography my favorite trumpet player and one of my favorite musicians ever, his arrangements (by the way, I'm not sure but I guess he's the arranger on Straight ahead, that wonderful album of Abbey Lincoln), his brilliant use of the dissonance, his musical ideas, his lyric voice on the instrument. So sad to think what he could have done if he would have lived a longer life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLJnQviwt70
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    Vesuvius, Thanks for the Tom Harrell video. I knew that he battled with schizophrenia, but I had never seen him interviewed before. It's intriguing. I have loved his music for a long time. There's a richness, a depth of sensitivity, in it.

    norman, Glad to find another fan of Booker Little's amazing music. Have you heard Dave Douglas' homage to Booker Little? In Our Lifetime (New World, 1995). It's one of Douglas' earliest records and still one of my favorites. About 1/3 of the record are covers, the rest are compositions in the style of Booker Little.



    Here's one of the covers (in this case from Booker Little's other major release, Booker Little and Friends):

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    Some great posts so far.



    As far as modern pianists go, Gonzalo Rubilcaba is truly amazing.






    No mention of modern trumpet players should exclude the impressive Quong Vu. He's a pretty adventurous player, with great technique and vocabulary.



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    I have to admit to have a liking for this promising young pianist
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    A little jazzy guitar is needed. One of my current favorites…

    Gilad Hekselman


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesuvius View Post
    A little jazzy guitar is needed. One of my current favorites…

    Gilad Hekselman

    Guitar huh?

    Here's Emily Remler:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqC8Cs_tgA4

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    There have been a few mentions of contemporary jazz pianists. There are so many excellent ones these days: Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn, Enrico Pieranunzi, Marcin Wasilewski, Matthew Shipp, Aaron Parks, Geoffrey Keezer, Marc Cary. I'll try to highlight a few of these in posts over the next few days, whenever I can find a little time. But let me highlight here Brad Mehldau. I figure that he is still not widely known even if he has been one of the leading jazz pianists for the last 15 years. A few recommendations:

    The Art of the Trio, 1996-2001 (a 7 CD box) (Nonesuch, 2011). If you can't afford the whole box, try Art of the Trio, Vol. 3: Songs



    Live in Tokyo (Nonesuch, 2004). Mehldau may be best live, and this, to my mind, is his best live performance. It opens with his brilliant reworking of Nick Drake's "Things Behind the Sun" and closes with Nick Drake's "River Man". He also covers Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" (a 20 minute version!).



    Ode (Nonesuch, 2012). This is for me his best performance with his current trio: Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums.



    I should add that two of my favorite performances by Mehldau are his 2 record partnership with Pat Metheny, the first entitled Metheny / Mehldau (Nonesuch, 2006), the second Quartet (Nonesuch, 2007).


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    Ari Hoenig - Birdless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wood View Post
    Guitar huh?

    Here's Emily Remler:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqC8Cs_tgA4
    Here's Kurt Rosenwinkel:




    ... and Peter Bernstein:

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    Another gem from Trane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qP6RsC7cTvg
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    Whatever floats your boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesuvius View Post
    Here's Kurt Rosenwinkel
    Vesuvius, I too am a fan of Kurt Rosenwinkel. What are your favorites? He's got a pretty good size discography. My favorites are:

    Star of Jupiter (Wommusic, 2012)



    The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard (Wommusic, 2008)



    The Next Step (Polygram, 2001)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alypius View Post
    Vesuvius, I too am a fan of Kurt Rosenwinkel. What are your favorites? He's got a pretty good size discography.
    Yea, big fan of Kurt. I have about 5 of his albums and I dig them all pretty equally:

    Deep Song
    Heartcore
    The Next Step
    Our Secret World
    Star of Jupiter


    I'll probably pick up a few more because he's that good.

    Edit... Just bought his major label debut - Enemies of Energy. So I'll be jamming on that soon.
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    Welp, now I'm in a serious Rosenwinkel mood. Here's another beauty:

    All the Way to Rajasthan

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