Keep Oppo Jazz

Four titans of the jazz trumpet world pass it around. In solo order: Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, James Morrison, John Faddis. What Morrison does at 14:20 is just sick.

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What’s interesting here is the wide variety of styles. Wynton keeps it cool until he’s badgered into getting outside his box, Sandoval is just a lunatic who sometimes doesn’t seem to remember what key he’s playing in (not that it matters), Morrison has extraordinary chops both high and low, and some of the fastest fingers I’ve ever seen, while Faddis shows a complete mastery of the instrument in various styles. He’s also got some of the cleanest articulation I’ve ever heard. If I had to pick a favorite, I would give the smallest of edge to Faddis over Morrison. Brilliant stuff.

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