Krin’s highly idiosyncratic picks for the best recorded jazz trumpet solos, in alphabetical order.

 

zArmstrong

1. Louis Armstrong, “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue” (1927) on Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings (Columbia)

 

zBix

2. Bix Beiderbecke, “I’m Coming Virginia” (1927) on Bix Beiderbecke, Vol. 1: Singin’ the Blues (Columbia)

 

zClifford Brown

3. Clifford Brown, “Laura” (1955) on Clifford Brown with Strings(Polygram)

 

zMiles

4. Miles Davis, “Stella by Starlight” (1964) on The Complete Concert: 1964 (Columbia)

 

zRoy1

5. Roy Eldridge, “This Year’s Kisses” (1956) on The Jazz Giants ’56 (Polygram)

 

ZARTFArmer

6. Art Farmer, “Embraceable You” (1962) on Interaction/Sing Me Softly the Blues (Collectables)

 

zdizzy

7. Dizzy Gillespie, “I Can’t Get Started/Round Midnight” (1963) on Something Old, Something New (Polygram)

 

FreddieH

8. Freddie Hubbard, “Up Jumped Spring” (1962) on Art Blakey, Three Blind Mice, Vol. 1 (Blue Note)

 

zLeeMorgan

9. Lee Morgan, “Night in Tunisia” (1960) on Art Blakey, A Night in Tunisia (Blue Note)

 

zFatsNavarro

10. Fats Navarro, “Our Delight” (1948) on Fats Navarro and Tadd Dameron: The Complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings(Blue Note)

 

woody

11. Woody Shaw, “Desert Moonlight” (1985) on The Complete Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw Sessions (Blue Note)

 

zClarkTerry

12. Clark Terry, “Up and Down, Up and Down” (1957) on Duke Ellington, Such Sweet Thunder (Columbia)