Trumpetology – This Is Trumpetology
Maynard Ferguson. Doc Severinson. Louis Armstrong. Randy Brecker. The list goes on. The trumpet is a longtime favorite lead instrument in jazz. And Dr. Walter Simonsen celebrates that legacy by presenting his group, Trumpetology, and the album, This Is Trumpetology (Simonsen Sounds, 2016).
Five trumpet players are combined with an acoustic rhythm section and one rapper.
The “ologists” are Walter Simonson, vocals on “I Wish”; James Blackwell; Brian Owen; Tim Gill, vocals on “Summertime”; Brian Mantz; and Cameron Summers. The “rhythm-ologists” are Kait Dunton, Cooper Appelt and Jake Reed on most tracks; and Adam Bravo, Alex Frank and Adam Alesi on three songs.