I truly think that any trumpeter of my generation or younger that’s playing anything of consequence owes a debt to Jeremy Pelt. Jeremy is a prime example of an artist that has continued to reinvent himself, producing great interesting projects that are steeped in the history of the trumpet in this music as well as forward thinking. I myself owe a huge debt to my fellow JP for simply bringing me down to Wally’s in the fall of 1997 and asking me to play for him as well as the subsequent lessons that followed!! Here’s what Jeremy had to say after hearing the examples:
Example 1-Dave Douglas Live at R-bar
1) Hmmm… I must admit that I’m completely clueless as to who it might be. There are shades of Keyon Harrold in there, but it’s definitely not him. There are shades of me in there, but definitely not me. I like where his solo went though, and I can’t wait to find out who it was.
Example 2-Wynton live with Freddie Hubbard NYC
2) Wynton Marsalis sitting in with Hub at the Blue Note. Interesting to hear how his sound evolved. Also, funnily enough listening to the first couple of phrases, you get the impression the Wynton is mocking Hub, which was the wrong thing to do in THIS period of Hub. Before he called Wynton up, he completely KILLED ‘Hubtones’.
Example 3-Ryan Kisor Live in Japan
3) Hmmm…. Can’t say I know who this is either. Obviously they’re indebted to Woody. The voicings on the piano suggest that it could be Harold Mabern on the piano.
Example 4-Tom Harrell with Johnathan Blake
4) Tom Harrell…That sound is so great, and you can hear K.D. all up in it.
Example 5-Keyon Harrold live in NYC
5.) Keyon Harrold…so open. Like the shape of his lines.
Example 6-Christian Scott Live at the R-Bar
6.) Is it Marquis Hill ?
Example 7-Art Farmer live in NYC
7.) Again…completely clueless.
Do yourself a favor and keep up with Jeremy’s new music and live appearances on his website!