This resource is the first illustrated history of the horns that have defined jazz since the 1920s and enhanced more recent pop and rock music with their distinctive, classy sounds. The book includes specially commissioned photography and descriptive profiles of wood and brass manufacturers.
In the first major book devoted to the trumpet in more than two decades, John Wallace and Alexander McGrattan chart the introduction of the trumpet and its family into art music, and its rise to prominence as a solo instrument, from the Baroque "golden age," through the advent of valved brass instruments in the nineteenth century, and the trumpet's renaissance in the jazz age.
All Things Trumpet is a blog focusing on research, education, and reviews of musical issues related to the trumpet created by David Cooper, the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The blog is a completely free online resource and it contains several articles on practice and performance tips, improvisation techniques, and general trumpet issues.
This resource is a book on the history of the trumpet as reflected in its changes in design and social status. The book focuses on the instrument's heritage, its repertoire, and different practices for performing old music on new and period-specific instruments as they relate to the needs of performers.
This resource is a cultural history of the trumpet from its origins in ancient Egypt to its role in royal courts and on battlefields, and ultimately to its stunning appropriation by great jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Wynton Marsalis. In the course of tracing the trumpet's evolution both as an instrument and as the primary vehicle for jazz in America, Krin Gabbard also meditates on its importance for black male sexuality and its continuing reappropriation by white culture.
The first volume in this series presents an inclusive history of brass instruments from their earliest roots through the heyday of the natural trumpet and the baroque trumpet revival in the twentieth century. This volume also discusses ethnic instruments, military and signal trumpets, bugles, and such oddities as bicycle bugles and walking stick trumpets.
This resource is a book that focuses on the history of the trumpet from its ancient origins before the Fall of Rome, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and up into the present. The book includes a bibliography of sources used during its creation.
This resource is a book about the beginnings of jazz and the story of Buddy Bolden (1877-1931) who, despite no formal training, earned recognition as the first "king" of New Orleans jazz and the inspiration of such later jazz greats as King Oliver, Bunk Johnson, Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet.
This resource is a documentary about Miles Davis and his life and career, from his middle class upbringing in racially segregated East St. Louis to the latter years. This documentary includes rare interviews and performance footage of Davis.
This book focuses on the personal and musical lives of 479 brilliant jazz trumpeters, past and present, through intimate biographical profiles that describe each artist's unique traits, intriguing life experiences, relationships with other influential players, career milestones and key recordings.
This resource is a reference dictionary containing brief biographical profiles of several notable trumpet performers. The profiles in the dictionary are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the performer.
Note: Periodicals are arranged alphabetically in MPAL.
The Historic Brass Society Journal is an annually-published and peer-reviewed journal distributed to members of the society and any subscribing libraries. The library has all current issues of the journal.
This periodical is the main publication by the International Trumpet Guild, whose purpose is to promote communication among trumpet globally and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet. The library has all issues of the journal from 1976 up into the present.