by Adolphus Williams
THe above trumpet players are the stylistic innovators who had concepts that other trumpet players emulated such as all of those listed in both categories below.
Of this group I feel that Thad Jones,Bill Hardman, and Lee Morgan had the most original styles ,but the three of them were influenced by Dizzy and Clifford Brown.
TODAY'S LEADERS OF THE PACK
These are the guys who are keeping the jazz trumpet tradition alive,but I don't feel that any of them are
innovators. THEY ARE ALL PLAYING WHAT HAS BEEN PLAYED BEFORE!
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