Top 10 Best Jazz Trumpet Playersmikespike
The Top Ten
Why on EARTH isn't this great man first? Truly beautiful to listen to and watch; he puts his heart and soul into Jazz music. He clearly loves every second and it shows. - Britgirl
Come on. Pops will always be Number 1. Remember what Dizzy said: "No Louis, no me."
HE'S LOUIS! DUH! Come on people, he basically founded jazz trumpet.
Trumpets rockV 3 Comments
Thanks for putting Clifford at the top, Mike. Yes, he is the man -- so pure, sweet, gorgeous. Every note perfect in tone and melody. And to think that he died at 25, only recorded for 4 years, there's only one video clip of him playing (on the Soupy Sales show! ) -- and he had only been playing the horn for 10 years! Terrible tragedy to have lost him so young. That he and Sonny Rollins recorded together is the closest thing for me of proof that there is a god. - JimmyL
Any way you consider BROWNIE is the MAN
Must come after Dizzy no two ways about it.
Brown could connect phrases so well
Early Miles - pure technique.
Miles = Pure Genius!
How can anyone be ahead of Davis? Even Sachmo is a close second never had the impact Davis had
He really is the best. He could win any trumpet battle against anyone, and it's hard to deny that. His sound is so much more mature than anyone else's. He's the Michael Jordan of the Trumpet. - mikespike
Wynton is the most overrated player out their. NO soul in his playing at all. number 2 are you kidding me? REALLY
This guy played the trumpet like while having great dance skillsV 2 Comments
No one played the trumpet like him. Her explores every nuance and range of the instrument.
Never stopped experimenting. The best don't, but he incorporated everything he found.
Not a technician but an artist that should never be forgotten.
Most lyrical jazz trumpeter ever. Who knows what he could have accomplished with more years.
So much meaning into his playing... usually kicks everyone's ass (at least 80/85% of the time)
The Crown Prince - Never got to be king because his life and talent was short.V 1 Comment
Really very expressive and controlled his horn well. Especially with soft sounds.
Davis could not hold a candle to Baker
He is simply the best.
Åhhh...ahhh...he�'s like cold water a hot summers dayV 1 Comment
Hands down, best white trumpet player. then bix. then crazy jack purvis.
He changed the way people play trumpet forever! He should be number 1 or at least in the top ten!
No other trumpet player could play such high notes with such control. He was incredible.
I miss him. Saw him many times and always left satisfied.
Awesome trumpet! I loved listening to his musicV 4 Comments
Little Jazz is my guy - this cat can wail! big horn- way higher than no. 12!
Even Louis praised Bix.
I will take Satchmo's word on Bix!
He would have to be in top ten
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List StatsUpdated 20 Sep 2017
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2. Bunny Berigan
3. Dizzy Gallespi
2. Miles Davis
3. Clifford Brown