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Ambrose Akinmusire - My favorite Jazz track these days...

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Just want to share the song which is on repeat on my Ipod all the time....check that out...fresh fresh...never heard a trumpete player quite like Ambrose...and how the band comes in at...aww!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QZ5chS_by8

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Niki

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I see why Niki! Very earthy tones indeed in the avant garde treatment. The man plays and the entire ensemble is smooth as silk:

The flugelhorn is built in the same B♭ pitch as many trumpets and cornets. It usually has three piston valves and employs the same fingering system as other brass instruments, but four piston valve and rotary valve variants also exist. It can thus be played without too much trouble by trumpet and cornet players, though some adaptation to their playing style may be needed. It is usually played with a more deeply conical mouthpiece than either trumpets or cornets (though not as conical as a horn mouthpiece).

Some modern flugelhorns are built with a fourth valve, which takes them down in pitch a perfect fourth (similar to the fourth valve sometimes found on euphoniums, tubas, horns and piccolo trumpets, as well as the trigger on trombones). This adds a useful area of low range which, when coupled with the flugelhorn's dark sound, gives an interesting extension to the instrument's abilities. More often, however, the fourth valve is used in place of the first and third valve combination, which is somewhat sharp (which is compensated for on trumpets and cornets and some three-valve flugelhorns by a slide for the first or third valve).

Thanks for this Niki... it is refreshing to hear this. I really enjoy it.

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I just love that tune...very beautiful! I read an interview with Ambrose where he says he had stickers on the wall which should remind him every day of one of his goals - "to make the trumpet sound like a flugelhorn"! I'm pretty sure thats a trumpet although it sounds "smooth as silk" Suss! Cool you dig that!
Good to read you!
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Niki wrote:I just love that tune...very beautiful! I read an interview with Ambrose where he says he had stickers on the wall which should remind him every day of one of his goals - "to make the trumpet sound like a flugelhorn"! I'm pretty sure thats a trumpet although it sounds "smooth as silk" Suss! Cool you dig that!
Good to read you!
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Niki

Hi Niki... whether you believe it or not, I toyed with the trumpet for a few years when I was 12-14. That's how I knew the register of the instrument, even though today my neighbors would run me out of the neighborhood if I sought to play any brass these days! True history!

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I read an interview with Ambrose where he says he had stickers on the wall which should remind him every day of one of his goals - "to make the trumpet sound like a flugelhorn"

You know, they already have an instrument that'll do that on it's own.... It's called a flugelhorn!!! scratch scratch scratch scratch

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I read an interview with Ambrose where he says he had stickers on the wall which should remind him every day of one of his goals - "to make the trumpet sound like a flugelhorn"

You know, they already have an instrument that'll do that on it's own.... It's called a flugelhorn!!! scratch scratch scratch scratch

scratch lol!

That horn can no more do that on its' own than a monkey could sit behind a drum kit and make music!

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Hey Don,
I see your point! Though, if a saxophonist would say he wants to "sound like" a guitar (which many saxophonist in history stated), or a trumpet player wants to sound like a voice would you also state that there's something like a guitar or voice already?
Taking an instrument and working on sounding "like" another instrument will necessarily bring you to a point where some entirely new sound will arise only because you still play your instrument.
If anything, then ideas like trying to emulate something else will push the boundaries!
Like trying to compose a song like a bee approaching a flower ( which Steve Coleman did). Would you also say: "Man, there's a bee already doing it" ? Laughing

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Beautiful music!!!

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