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The Trumpet in Jazz

Posted on November 13, 2013 with 0 comments

Last night, I saw a fascinating retrospective at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, "The Trumpet in Jazz," curated by Krin Gabbard.  This program featured great jazz trumpeters such as Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Lee Morgan.  Also included were samples of how the jazz trumpet has been represented in Hollywood films, such as "Young Man with a Horn," starring Kirk Douglas, and "Mo Better Blues," starring Denzel Washington. I found the presentation extremely interesting, as well as inspirational.