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by Trent Austin

Acoustic Jazz Duo consisting of Trumpet and Piano/Guitar... feauturing the great Benny Green on Piano.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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1. Lullaby Of The Leaves
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2. I'm Old Fashioned
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3. 8pak
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4. Two-Toned
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5. What Is This Thing Called Love
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6. I'm Confessin' That I Love You
4:28 $0.99
7. Stupendous
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8. Three Wheeler
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9. Jones
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10. Armando's Rhumba
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Album Notes
Happy New Year to all my friends out there:

I'm extremely excited to offer anyone who'd like a special CD Baby offer to my new CD, entitled Two-Toned. This CD is comprised of entirely duo settings and features quite possibly the world's greatest jazz pianist Benny Green on piano! Other performers include Paul Odeh, Ryan Parker, Thomas Snow and Jon Wheatley. Full details and a sample soundclip can be found on my blog at http://blog.trentaustin.com. The CD is currently in stock and ready for shipment.

Here's a few recent reviews of the CD:

Some thoughts on Trent's new CD, "Two-Toned":

The trumpet/piano duo has a distinguished history in recorded jazz starting
with Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines in 1928. The remarkable series of
recordings made by Oscar Peterson with trumpeters (Roy, Diz, Clark, Sweets,
Faddis, Freddie) continued in that tradition of give-and-take, jousts that
walk a tightrope that depends for success on both perfect time and the
empathy among performers that is the hallmark of great improvised
music. Trent Austin's new disc gathers four pianists and one guitarist for
two duets each with the trumpeter, and the partners include a New England
favorite, the veteran guitarist Jon Wheately, and a world-class proteg� of
Oscar Peterson, Benny Green.

Trent has married a simple conceit -- a project of duos -- with an ambitious
program that deftly elevates a congenial gathering of stylists to a coherent
gathering of styles. From the the world of Armstrong ("I'm Confessin'") to
the world of Kenny Wheeler and Woody Shaw and beyond, passing
through red-blooded renderings of swing-era standards, bebop (Charlie
Parker's workout on "S'Wonderful," "Stupendous"), and a special tribute to
the timeless art of Clark Terry.

Whether playing a simple, singing melody or the complex rhumba of a Chick
Corea line, Trent shows on this disc much more than dexterity. He is
a contemporary jazz musician with an old soul. He looks both ways and
honors the legacy of the trumpet in jazz and an awareness of the avant-garde
with equal respect. There is passion instead of pastiche and uncommon
clarity of harmonies and phrasing.

Special warmth comes through in the encounters with Benny Green, whose
relationship with Oscar Peterson is paralleled by Trent's long association
with Clark Terry. Peterson and Terry recorded together on many occasions,
and this session presents an opportunity to hear the keepers of the flame.
Pianist Ryan Parker swings mightily and pianist Thomas Snow is an adept
modernist, updating the language of Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called
Love" and matching Trent's pyrotechnics on Corea's "Armando's Rhumba."
Pianist Paul Odeh provides solid and sensitive foundations on two
outstanding original tunes by the trumpeter. Guitarist Wheatley brings
mature and elegant artistry to the date.

With no rhythm section and nowhere to hide, Trent Austin makes it clear that
he has nothing to hide from.

--Peter Sokolowski

2. Do yourself a favor…get Trent Austin’s new CD “Two-Toned.” If you heard Trent’s first CD, “Trumpet 101” you already know what a killer player he is. On “Two-Toned” Trent takes it to a whole new level. Trent’s playing is technically superb, but even more impressive is his incredible musicality and imagination. “Two-Toned” really shows off Trent’s apprenticeship with the master, Clark Terry.
The sidemen Trent brought in are fantastic. All these guys are outstanding on their own, and when teamed up with Trent, it’s smokin’! Benny Green’s piano alone is worth the price of the CD!
The quality of the recording is excellent, not overly processed, nice and clean.
You won’t be disappointed. (review taken from www.trumpetherald.com)



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George Murphy

Passionate and raw...like listening to a couple cats hanging out.
Trent Austin's Two-Toned is a fun listen. Real and raw, and full of life. Love it!

Tim McGinley

Get this disc, I'm sure you'll love it!
This is a fantastic disc! It is interesting to listen to this back to back with Trent's 1st disc (Trumpet 101). There is notable difference in approach.

The tracks are very tasteful, and being duo, they are very exposed. This CD promotes a great opportunity to really get inside of the sound of the horn. Similar to Trumpet 101, you can detect a few different personalities on this album but it is quite different.

I am sure you would enjoy!

Dennis Carlan

... a collection of intimate one-on-one “conversations”
I recently purchased Two-Toned during a Trent Austin live performance in which music from the CD was featured. The versatility of this amazing horn player – who breezes with ease between trumpet, cornet, and trombone – continues to blow me away. As a collection of intimate one-on-one “conversations” between Austin and his featured piano or guitar accompanist, Two-Toned is an “eavesdropping” opportunity to be treasured.

Castle Bravo

A Must Listen!
Hey guys, I recently had the pleasure of Giving Trent Austin's album TWO TONED a listen, and it was quite a refreshing bit of fresh air.
Trent is a very accomplished soloist and song writer, and this CD flaunts both of those skills quite tastefully -

- a must listen! Very Happy
(don't take my word for it..... take a peek at this, and have a listen!)

Bruce Lee

Great Follow-up CD!
Trent Austin's newest CD release - "Two-Toned" - is a great follow-up to his first CD - "Trumpet 101"!

How better to describe the CD's title than to quote from it's jacket:

Jazz can be a very intimate form of music. By that I mean that good jazz does not require a full-blown ensemble in order to better get the intimacies of the music across to the listener. In fact, the smaller the group, the more intimate and intricate the music can be. Such is the case on this new recording from Boston based trumpet player Trent Austin. For this second CD, Austin has chosen the duo format, one of the most intimate of jazz ensembles, to express his approach to the music. In so doing, he has selected four pianists and a guitarist to explore the inner workings of the music on this disc.

The CD features a nice mix of standards, and some originals that he wrote. Featured artists on "Two-Toned", in addition to Trent Austin are:

Paul Odeh
Ryan Parker
Thomas Snow
John Wheatley
and special guest
Benny Green

In my experience as a musician, and a listener, "true artistry" becomes evident when we begin to sense of the personality of the artist within the musical performance. Trent's personality, which includes his tremendous dedication to music, his continuous growth as a trumpet artist, his warmth and sensitivity, his humor, his "sometimes" frivolous nature (Understatement!), and his zest for life, is wonderfully displayed in his interaction with his fellow artists on this new CD, "Two-Toned".

To Trent:


"Keep on keepin' on..." (Trent's favorite quote from one of his favorite people, Clark Terry.)

As for describing the music, I prefer to let everyone let their own ears savor the experience by purchasing the CD, and listening to Trent Austin... doing what he does best!

Best always,

Stephen Furqueron

So good it hurts!!!
Well, there are only a few words needed to describe this CD and actually Trent in general, AMAZING and INSPIRING are the two that first pop up for me. The duo format seems to be a very tricky choice for most musicians to tackle but Trent seems to do it effortlessly on this album. I highly recommend you check out this great trumpet player and improvisor on this great CD.