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Trumpet 101

by Trent Austin

A CD with 10 tributes to some of his major jazz influences on Trumpet (from Louis Armstrong to Woody Shaw).
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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1. If I Were a Bell
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2. Isfahan
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3. Work Song
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4. Thaddeus
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5. In Case You Haven't Heard
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6. Struttin With Some Barbeque
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7. K.W. (for Kenny Wheeler)
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8. Brushes and Brass
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9. Little Jazz
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10. I Waited For You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Trent Ryan Austin

B.M. (cum laude) in Music Performance: University of New Hampshire 1997

Mr. Austin has led a varied career in music to date performing in many musical circles (jazz, classical, and contemporary music). In high school he was selected to play at the opening of Euro-Disney as well as a featured performer at the 1992 Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland. He was selected as the 1st trumpet of the Maine All-State festival all four years in High School. He was awarded a full music scholarship to attend the University of New Hampshire to study classical trumpet.

Other individual awards include being selected in the 1993 Berklee Grammy High School Jazz Band, lead trumpet of the 1995 Disney All American Show Band, a featured soloist at the 1996 Harmony Ridge Brass Festival and at the 1997 Lake Placid Institute of the Arts Seminar.

Mr. Austin has performed with such artists as Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Joe Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Jack Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Peter Erskine, Arturo Sandoval, Hal Galper, Dick Oatts, Marvin Stamm, Red Holloway, Jesse Davis, Kenny Werner, and Bob Wilber. Currently Mr. Austin plays lead trumpet with the Artie Shaw Orchestra and is highly in demand in the Boston area as a jazz soloist.

Mr. Austin performs on Edwards Instruments and Curry Precision Mouthpieces exclusively.


Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 10:59:42 -0500
From: "Peter Sokolowski"
Subject: Trumpet 101 -- Trent Austin

"Just wanted to add that this CD is nothing short of fabulous. I'll be
writing a full-fledged review for TPIN very soon, but Trent's CD has not
left my changer since I got it a month ago.

A touch of the Prestige Miles, the Verve Roy Eldridge, a smidgen of Sweets,
a dose of modernists Woody Shaw and Thad Jones, a nod to the great and
unheralded storyteller of the trumpet, Herb Pomeroy.

And overall, a taste of what it sounds like when Clark Terry becomes a
mentor for someone who can understand all the lessons of a lifetime of jazz
and project them with clarity through his own horn, his own spirit. A major
achievement for so young a player.

Stay tuned."

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Nicholas Thomas

Awesome - a MUST have for blues and jazz lovers
Do you like Miles Davis? Do you like Freddie Hubbard? If you answered yes to either of those questions then you are going to LOVE Trent's playing. I purchased a copy of this for myself after having seen Trent play in a pickup combo in Portsmouth New Hampshire. He was just amazing live. He takes chances and swings like a monkey. After I heard the CD, I bought 3 more copies for my friends! All the musicians swing hard and are all notable in their own rights... Les Harris Jr. on drums is a killer player as is Ryan Parker on piano. The recording was done in Ryan's home, but the production values are quite high for a home recording. You can hear the difference an intimate setting can have on the musicians... Trent is loose and relaxed, taking chances and playing with great joy and fire throughout. He mixes styles as he pays tribute to each of the musicians who wrote the songs. He is one of the very few musicians who really "gets it" when it comes to blues, jazz and where the two intersect. His feel on each song is impeccable. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who loves trumpet, blues and jazz.
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Rich Hughes

Get this CD ... you will not be disappointed
After listening to "most" CDs a couple times, my enthusiasm for the tunes drops...but not with Trent Austin's CD. The tone (dark, thick and rich) he gets out of his trumpet will keep me listening to his music for years to come. Since returning to the world of trumpet two years ago, I have not heard any trumpet sounds that could match the quality that Trent achieves. Trent's technical abilities are superb, but it is that magical tone quality in every song that is going to grab you. Get this CD ... you will not be disappointed.
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