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Week #39 - The Trumpet edition

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Week 39.

Another playlist I had in mind for a while focused on the trumpet, an instrument I used to play as a teenager/student. I even played in a ska band when I was a student (which is when I discovered some of the tunes below). Crazy memories.

Here is a selection of great tunes with trumpets for this week.

Cake - The Distance

I'll start with the 90s alternative rock classic from Cake. Very recognizable with John McCrea's flow. He's half singing, half spoken word.

Robert Wyatt - Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road

I had to dig for this one. Always heard of Robert Wyatt (my friend David is a huge fan) but never really took the time to listen to him. He's one of the pioneers of the UK jazz/psychedelic/prog scene in the 70s. 

This song is one of the masterpieces of his Rock Bottom album, the first one he composed after an accident that made him paraplegic. 

Fishbone - Lemon Meringue

Another 90s alternative band this week, playing a fusion of ska, punk, funk, metal, reggae, and soul. This one is from their breakthrough album, "Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe".

Nils Peter Molvaer - Kakonita


I had to put on a song by Nils Peter Molvaer, one of the most prominent current jazz trumpet players, pioneering the fusion with electronic music.

Goran Bregovic - Kalashnikov

A whole brass band to finish this week, with Goran Bregovic and the opening track of this iconic soundtrack of Underground, Emir Kusturica's most intense movie .

Until the next time, Godspeed!
Thomas

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