Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Rafael Mendez, Severinsen|
Genres: Jazz, Classical, Latin Music
No Description Available. Genre: Classical Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 11-APR-1997
No Description Available.
Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 11-APR-1997
How to become a virtuoso
Donald Tyler | Springfield, OH United States | 01/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rafael Mendez was the first true trumpet virtuoso I listened to as a kid when I was starting out studying trumpet some 45 years ago. I was amazed by his brilliant technique and blinding speed and articulation, captivated by his rich, buttery, full tone. This album, uniquely among "Master Class" type demonstrations, gives specific examples of how to develop these basic tools of high level trumpet technique and brings to brilliant realization the etudes and exercises of Arban's classic trumpet method. This album may not be for the casual listener seeking thrilling examples of virtuoso trumpet, but it is for anyone who will appreciate a look at how a master develops and displays his craft. And it is tantamount to required listening for the wannabe master at any stage in his or her development, allowing fantasy while listening to the epitome of how a virtuoso does it, as well as providing a model for how to become a virtuoso."
Mendez is a legend!
JetTone12 | USA | 09/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a wonderful tribute album to such a wonderful trumpeter. Mendez was one of the best and this album commerates his legacy as well as any. This album, narrated by the great Doc Severinsen, includes a lot of Mendez's amazing trumpet works such as "Samba Gitana", "Tico Tico", "Yuba", "Mexican Hat Dance" (unfortunately only an excerpt), "I Know That You Know", a funny little tune called "The Woodchuck", and more. Not to mention wonderful words on Mendez from the greats such as Doc Severinsen (of course), Allen Vizzutti, Roger Voisin, Bud Herseth, Vince DiMartino, Bobby Shew, Malcolm McNabb, David Hickman and many others. Also, there are excerpts from Mendez master classes which are a joy to hear and also some bits and pieces from interviews with him. Any trumpet player or Mendez fan will treasure this album. Also, check out The Trumpet Magic Of Rafael Mendez, with a lot more of his greatest works."