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Another Side of the Trumpet

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hear the trumpet used in new, nontraditional ways on this episode of New Sounds. 

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Clark Terry: A Trumpeter Who's So Much More Than 'Mumbles'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A poignant documentary, Keep On Keepin’ On, focuses on the life of the now-93 year old jazz trumpeter and one of his young students.

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WQXR Blog

Key London Symphony Musician Killed in Car Crash

Monday, July 21, 2014

Roderick Franks, a trumpeter who anchored the London Symphony Orchestra's brass section for the past 25 years, died on Sunday after a car accident.

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New Sounds

Moody Works for Trumpet or Sax

Friday, June 20, 2014

Listen to an hour of moody nocturnal works that grow out of the jazz tradition on this New Sounds.  Hear music based on a silent film score, “Wind” by Ibrahim Maalouf, an American trumpeter who plays a quarter-tone trumpet.  Then there’s also music from a collaborative record by Afro-Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and the Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu.  Plus, listen to music by Wadada Leo Smith about the struggle for civil rights from a 4 CD set, “Ten Freedom Summers.” And more.

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New Sounds

New Music for Trumpet

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Listen to a bit of new music for trumpet and electronics by Nils Petter Molvaer, from his 2011 record, “Baboon Moon,” on this New Sounds program.  There’s also music from a lovely collaboration record between a Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze, a late-night gem combining West African music and ethereal, atmospheric European jazz.

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The Jonathan Channel

Jonathan Schwartz Favorite Saxophone Players

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Every week during jazz appreciation month, Jonathan Schwartz will share with us his favorite musicians from a jazz quartet. This week we'll be featuring saxophone players. 

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New Sounds

Another Side of the Trumpet

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hear new music for trumpet from a collaboration by Volker Goetze & Ablaye Cissoko for trumpet and kora featuring their tribute to “Haiti” on this New Sounds show.  Also, listen to works by Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, and by the American trumpet manipulator Jon Hassell.  Plus, hear one of the stranger works written for trumpet by La Monte Young from a concert recording made by WNYC in 1993, the "Melodic Version of the Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China."  That, and more.

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WQXR Blog

New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic's trumpet section for 35 years, announced on Tuesday that he will retire in June 2014.

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New Sounds

New Music for Trumpet

Friday, May 24, 2013

Listen to a bit of new music for trumpet and electronics by Nils Petter Molvaer, from his latest, “Baboon Moon,” on this New Sounds program.  There’s also music from a lovely collaboration record between a Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze, a late-night gem combining West African music and ethereal, atmospheric European jazz.

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Albums of the Week

Tine Thing Helseth Recital Shows Her Range in Recital Album

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Tine Thing Helseth mixes standard trumpet repertoire with arrangements of Rachmaninoff, Falla and Kreisler on her new album. Read more and get a free download.

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New Sounds

Moody Works for Trumpet or Sax

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Listen to an hour of moody nocturnal works that grow out of the jazz tradition on this New Sounds.  Hear music based on a silent film score, “Wind” by Ibrahim Maalouf, an American trumpeter who plays a quarter-tone trumpet.  Then there’s also music from a collaborative record by Afro-Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and the Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu.  Plus, listen to music by Wadada Leo Smith about the struggle for civil rights from a 4 CD set, “Ten Freedom Summers.” And more. 

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New Sounds

Another Side of the Trumpet

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hear new music for trumpet from a collaboration by Volker Goetze & Ablaye Cissoko for trumpet and kora featuring their tribute to “Haiti” on this New Sounds show.  Also, listen to works by Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, and by the American trumpet manipulator Jon Hassell.  Plus, hear one of the stranger works written for trumpet by La Monte Young from a concert recording made by WNYC in 1993, the "Melodic Version of the Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer from the Four Dreams of China."  That, and more.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Tommy Dorsey and Leopold Stokowski Bring Brass and Rhythm to Young Audiences

Monday, September 10, 2012

WNYC

Tommy Dorsey's 1945 teaming up with Leopold Stokowski drives the young audience into a frenzy even before the first note is played. Stokowski comes across as a bit schoolmasterish, admonishing the audience to be quiet or "the concert ends now."

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Completing A Name

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter explains the origins of his extended name - and plays with his quintet, live in our studio. 

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Check Ahead: Christian Scott, "The Red Rooster"

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Audio for this feature is no longer available. 

In general, musicians hate being assigned to a genre. The desire to experiment, create a definitive personal sound, and reach new audiences is universal. But it’s rare that an artist actually succeeds in shaking off the categorical restraints that we as journalists, fans and consumers impose upon them. Christian Scott is one who has succeeded.

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Albums of the Week

Trumpeter Alison Balsom Shines on Compilation

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Alison Balsom already has a greatest-hits album under her belt. The 33-year-old English trumpeter performs arrangements by the likes of Bach, Debussy and Piazzolla, plus contemporary works and traditional numbers.

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Here's The Thing

Herb Alpert

Monday, March 26, 2012

When legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert started playing with his band Tijuana Brass, Woody Allen and George Carlin were the opening acts.  

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Enrico Rava: In Studio

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Although he isn’t a household name in the U.S., trumpeter Enrico Rava is one of Italy’s best known jazz artists. His latest album is called Tribe, and includes several pieces that the 72-year-old has recorded before. But this time, they’ve been played by a quintet comprised of several up-and-coming Italian musicians who are new to Rava’s group. They join us to play live.

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New Sounds

New Music for Trumpet

Monday, February 13, 2012

Listen to a bit of new music for trumpet and electronics by Nils Petter Molvaer, from his latest, “Baboon Moon,” on this New Sounds program.  There’s also music from a lovely collaboration record between a Senegalese singer/kora player Ablaye Cissoko and German-born trumpeter Volker Goetze, a late-night gem combining West African music and ethereal, atmospheric European jazz. 

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Fanfares

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hot Air, our month-long celebration of woodwind and brass sections on WQXR, might as well be called a fanfare for these instruments. Here are five notable fanfares, from Mouret to Verdi and Adams.

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