Player Spotlight #2: Benny Bailey
Here’s a wonderful trumpet player that’s a prime example of someone who’s really figured it out on the trumpet. Hearing Benny (1925-2005) in this clip below tells me that he lived a life of healthy trumpet playing (chopwise). He playing is so flexible, dynamic, colorful, and emotional from the beginning of his career to the end; all aspects that I wish to display if I’m blessed to be able to play later in life. Benny was born in Ohio but lived in Europe for more than half of his life. If you can find any of his recorded works I promise you you won’t be disappointed!!