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.
Phil Collins, Dennis Chamers & Steve Smith & The Buddy Rich Big Band
A DVD of a wonderful tribute concert featuring Phil Collins, Dennis Chambers and Steve Smith along with many of Buddy's former Band members. Also includes rehearsal footage, interviews and three vintage film clips of Buddy Rich. Includes new material that was not on the previous VHS Video version! Should be in all Buddy Rich fans collection!
The Canadian Brass
The top brass quintet in the world recruits their own kids to help create a unique Christmas pageant. Together they weave a tapestry of visual elements through 15 segments, each built around a particular Christmas carol. What results is a spontaneous "free for all" where the kids run the show and where the Canadian Brass playfully indulge in their own experiment. Wonderful music, wonderful video!