Friday Listening: 17
This week's listening is of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis's performance of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, a staple of the trumpet repertoire. Marsalis, who I'm sure will feature in many future listenings, is a titan of the trumpet world. Probably most well known as a jazz trumpet player and for his work at 'Jazz at Lincoln Centre', Marsalis stands apart from most trumpet players as someone equally comfortable in both jazz and classical genres. Indeed, in 1983, he became the first and only artist to win both jazz and classical Grammy Awards in the same year. You can read more about his amazing career here.
There is also recording on YouTube of the entire concert from which this clip is taken and it is well worth taking the time to listen. Not only do you have the Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by the legendary John Williams and Wynton Marsalis playing several pieces in a variety of idioms, but also Sarah Vaughan, who is widely acknowledged as one of the stand out voices of the 20th century- the full concert can be found here.