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The Virtuoso Trumpet by Håkan Hardenberger
CD 9610  Check Availability
Image:Brass_Virtuoso_Trumpet.jpg‎ Summary:
This CD brings back the virtuosi. Håkan Hardenberger began studying trumpet at the age of eight, studied trumpet at the Paris Conservatory for three years and won the "Premier Prix."
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Color of Soil by Tiger Okoshi
CD 14196  Check Availability
Image:Brass_Color_of_Soil.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"Trumpeter Tiger Okoshi's homeland of Japan has never been far from his heart. He was visiting in January of 1995 when the devastating Kobe earthquake struck. His reaction to the resulting physical and emotional ordeal has been captured musically on Color of Soil ... Recorded live directly to two-track and produced by Akira Taguchi, this striking set also features the talents of Kenny Barron on piano, Jay Anderson on bass, Mino Cielu on percussion and Hank Roberts on cello."
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Best of the Canadian Brass by Canadian Brass
CD 5508  Check Availability
Image:Brass_Best_Canadian_Brass.jpg‎ From the CD jacket:
"The Canadian Brass has revolutionized brass music and established the brass quintet as a vital force in the musical world today. Over the years, these classically trained musicians have transformed a group of instruments with a limited repertoire into an exciting and versatile vehicle."
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Sonatas for Brass and Piano = Bläsersonaten by Paul Hindemith
CD 14134-14135  Check Availability
Image:Brass_Sonatas_Brass_Piano.jpg‎ From the staff:
Paul Hindemith was a leading educator and composer in the 20th century. He could play every instrument in the orchestra and thus wrote a sonata for each of them. This CD set contains his brass and piano sonatas featuring the great self-taught classical pianist, Glenn Gould.
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Trumpet Evolution by Arturo Sandoval
CD 27124  Check Availability
Image:Brass_Trumpet_Evolution.jpg‎ From the publisher:
"...Known as an immensely gifted and versatile player, Sandoval tips his hat to such jazzmen as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and his mentor Dizzy Gillespie, as well as classical players such as Timofei Dokschizer and Maurice Andre. More than simply playing tunes these trumpeters made famous, Sandoval plays in the style of each trumpeter, even pulling signature quotes from their solos. It's a remarkable feat." - Tad Hendrickson
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High Blues Pressure by Freddie Hubbard
CD 15006  Check Availability
Image:Brass_High_Blues_Pressure.jpg‎ Review:
"For this studio album, Freddie Hubbard expanded his quintet by adding tenor-saxophonist Bennie Maupin, Kiane Zawadi on euphonium and the tuba of Howard Johnson. The music is complex but swinging with fine solos from the trumpeter/leader, altoist James Spaulding, Maupin and pianist Kenny Barron." - Scott Yanow
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Accent on Trombone by Jack Teagarden
CD 17128  Check Availability
Image:Brass_Accent_On_Trombone.jpg‎ From CD jacket:
"When Jack Teagarden plays and sings, something invariably happens. People stop everything and listen. Teagarden has a kind of deep-toned Texas voice that might be called "All-American," with a timbre that is as rich and bluesy as the sound that comes out of his horn." - Sidney Gross
American Trombone Concertos 
CD 9972  Check Availability
Image:Brass_American_Trombone_Concertos.jpg‎ Summary:
A variety of American trombone concertos that range from neo-classical to jazz-influenced. Composers are Paul Creston, George Walker, Gunther Schuller, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Performed by Christian Lindberg along with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra.
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Feels So Good By Chuck Mangione
CD 17919  Check Availability
Image:Chuck-mangione.jpg From Barnes & Noble:
With 1997's "Feels So Good," a platinum-selling single that remains one of the music world's most recognizable tunes, trumpeter/flügelhornist Chuck Mangione entered the smooth-jazz pantheon. Feels So Good may be best known for its title track, but there's plenty here that's just as appealing.
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Distractions by Roy Hargrove & the RH Factor
CD 28070  Check Availability
Image:Rh-factor.jpg From allmusic:
Distractions, like Hard Groove in 2003, is a neo-soul-jazz date with a healthy dose of funk and fusion tossed into the mix.
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