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Top 10 Jazz Brass Solos

Note: stay tuned over the coming months each of these “plain” lists is replaced with a full blog post with commentary on the items on the list (and, in some cases, the items that didn’t make the cut).

  1. Clifford Brown: “Pent-Up House” from Sonny Rollins Plus 4 by Sonny Rollins
  2. Curtis Fuller: “When Lights are Low” from Three Blind Mice by Art Blakey
  3. Louis Armstrong: “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue” from the original Hot Five recordings, reissued on various collections
  4. Booker Little: “Moods in Free Time” from Out Front
  5. Miles Davis: “Freddie Freeloader” from Kind of Blue
  6. J.J. Johnson: “Nutville” from Cape Verdean Blues by Horace Silver
  7. Lee Morgan: “Moanin’” from Moanin’ by Art Blakey
  8. Thad Jones: “April in Paris” from April in Paris by Count Basie
  9. Jimmy Knepper: “Bounce” from A Modern Jazz Symposium of Poetry and Music by Charles Mingus
  10. Freddie Hubbard: “Birdlike” from Ready for Freddie

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  1. Greg W

     /  February 14, 2016

    Hey, Man! Thanks for putting the great, but unfairly neglected, Jimmy Knepper on this list! Your knowledge, insights and wisdom are wonderful. Have you heard the 1960’s cuts that Knepper did with Mose Allison? They are just as much a gas as his work with Mingus. PS-Thanks also for your EXCELLENT Jazz Piano books . Keep on keepin’ on! GJW

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