Maynard Ferguson Big Band
Filmed Live "At The Top" in Rochester, NY, this incredible DVD captures Maynard and his Band at the height of their popularity in 1975. Includes many of Maynard's most memorable charts. Special features include a photo galleries and slide show. Also features Stan Mark, Randy Purcell, Bruce Johnston, rick Petrone, Dan D'Imperio and others..... A must see DVD for all trumpeters and Maynard Fans! Originally shown on Public television.
In this unique DVD, Wynton traces the history of the Trumpet from the early examples of a Conch Shell and Ram’s Horn, to today’s modern orchestral and jazz instruments. He explains how the construction of the Trumpet has changed over time, and demonstrates those changes by playing and talking about different historical instruments and their respective historical eras. In addition to this entertaining and interesting historical review, Wynton includes two bonus sections specifically for the trumpet player and musician. "Essential Tips for Getting Your Sound", and "From The Beginning", give the player unique insight from this excellent educator, Pulitzer Prize Winner, and superb musician to bring into your own sound every day ! These are programs that everyone interested in the Trumpet or how to play it should have in their collection!
MASTER CLASS – JAZZ, contains Wynton working with a college jazz quintet. Includes in-depth discussions and demonstrations of all all aspects of the rhythm section as well as the front line horns. Also covers concepts of improvisation as well as playing in a group. Techniques of listening and interacting as a group are demonstrated and discussed. Cram packed with useful information for players and teachers who work with small groups and big bands. All serious jazz students and teachers should study this outstanding and informative DVD!
MASTER CLASS – TRUMPET, contains three student performances of classical trumpet literature by Tartini, Aruturian and Hindemith. Wynton works with each student on interpretation and performance objectives. There is also an extended question and answer section that covers many areas of Trumpet playing in both the classical and Jazz styles.