74 episodes

This podcast features trumpet tips, trumpet player interviews, and stories from Bob Reeves.

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    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

This podcast features trumpet tips, trumpet player interviews, and stories from Bob Reeves.

    Episode #74 - Nathan Samuelson

    Episode #74 - Nathan Samuelson

    Nathan Samuelson is a trumpet player and vocalist who guest entertains on cruises across the world. His sound is jazz, but with a pop sensibility. Nathan has studied under master teachers such as Dominic Spera, Alan Hood, and his mentor --international trumpeter and producer Gary Guthman. Nathan’s singing is reminiscent of the classic crooners of the 20th century, which complements his smooth, melodic and hip trumpet style. Nathan has shared the stage with world class artists such as late soul icon Clem Curtis of “Build Me Up Buttercup” fame, and New Zealand's esteemed lyric tenor, Ben Makisi. After nearly twenty-two years of honing his craft, Nathan launched his debut album in August 2018. “City Lights Ahead” is a genre-bending love letter to the open sea, and the starry embrace of the shore after a dark, stormy night. Learn more about Nathan at nathansamuelsonmusic.com and visit bobreeves.com/74 for the show notes for this episode.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode #73 - Tom Hooten

    Episode #73 - Tom Hooten

    Thomas Hooten is Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Hooten began his career in 2000 with a trumpet/cornet position in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where he was often a featured soloist. He went on to join the Indianapolis Symphony as Assistant Principal Trumpet in 2004, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2006, and the LA Philharmonic in 2012. He released Trumpet Call, his first solo album, in 2011. In 2019, he recorded John Williams’ Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, which was conducted by the composer. Hooten is on the faculty at the University of Southern California where he and his wife, Jennifer Marotta, teach the trumpet studio. A native of Tampa, Florida, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Florida and his Master of Music degree from Rice University. His primary trumpet teachers have included Armando Ghitalla, John Hagstrom, and Don Owen. Learn more about Tom Hooten at www.tomhooten.com. The show notes for this episode can be found at bobreeves.com/73. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode #72 - Ralph Pyl

    Episode #72 - Ralph Pyl

    Ralph Pyl started trumpet at age 12 on the northern beaches of Sydney Australia beginning his career studying and learning with US trumpet players and mentors John Hoffman and Dick Montz. Ralph has performed and recorded with many artists both in Australia and overseas. Ralph’s credits have also seen him playing in several stage and theatre productions and has his recording credits include over 150 albums and numerous motion picture sound tracks and TV commercials. Ralph has been a member of the Channel Nine Midday Show Band. Other TV show bands include playing with the John Foreman Orchestra on Australian Idol for 7 years. Ralph is currently working in Sydney and interstate as a freelance trumpet player involved in a number of different projects. He fronts his own bands the “Sydney All Star Big Band”, “Back to Back” and regularly features in a number of James Morrison’s bands. Learn more about Ralph at www.ralphpyl.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode #71 - Reinhold Friedrich

    Episode #71 - Reinhold Friedrich

    Reinhold Friedrich has been a prolific performer on major stages around the world such as the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Berlin Philharmonie. As a soloist, Reinhold Friedrich performs both on modern and historic keyed trumpet with renowned ensembles such as the Bamberger and Wiener Symphoniker, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Barock Solisten and the Cappella Andrea Barca; conducted amongst others by Sir András Schiff, Reinhard Goebel, Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Semyon Bychkov, Michael Gielen, Adam Fischer and Vladimir Fedossejev. From 1983 to 1999 Reinhold Friedrich held the position of solo trumpeter at the Radio Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt. He is permanent solo trumpeter of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra under Claudio Abbado, now Riccardo Chailly, and artistic director of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra Brass Ensemble. Reinhold Friedrich is a professor of trumpet at Karlsruhe University of Music, honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid as well as a sought-after lecturer for masterclasses all over the world. Reinhold has premiered a large number of significant works including pieces by Wolfgang Rihm, Hans Werner Henze, Luciano Berio, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis and Peter Eötvös. Numerous CD recordings on labels such as DG, Capriccio, MDG and Sony. The show notes for this episode may be found at bobreeves.com/71.

    • 59 min
    Episode #70 - Greg Adams

    Episode #70 - Greg Adams

    Greg Adams is a founding member of the band Tower of Power and became widely known for his trumpet playing and horn arranging. This lead to collaborations in the studio and live on stage with the world’s premier artists such as Elton John, Santana, The Rolling Stones and countless others. After 25 years with Tower of Power, Greg broke out on his own as a solo artist and with his first album Hidden Agenda, scored a hit with the single Smooth Operator. Greg’s latest venture is his band East Bay Soul which plays a blend of Funk, Jazz, Soul & R & B. The band is celebrating their 10th anniversary with the release of their 5th album, a christmas album titled Underneath the Mistletoe. Go to bobreeves.com/70 for this episode's show notes.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode #69 - Dontae Winslow

    Episode #69 - Dontae Winslow

    Dontae Winslow is one of the most versatile in-demand trumpeter/arranger/composers on the Hollywood music scene. His trumpet/arranging/songwriting can be heard on classics such as Kanye West’s grammy winning “We Major” from the multi-platinum Late Registration, Jayz’s “I Made it”, Dr. Dre’s Compton Movie Soundtrack (where Dontae composed the iconic fanfare intro and played solos throughout the album). 
    Dontae has performed in front of millions with Justin Timberlake in the 2020 Experience World tour, Legends of Summer World Tour, and Man of The Woods World Tour. He has alo been on the bands of Lady Antebellum (You Look Good), D’angelo (Vodoo), Kamasi Washington, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and most recently has been the arranger, orchestrator, and Music director for Queen Latifah.
    His new work “Trumpet And A Mic”, available everywhere, is a short film he directed, orchestrated, and composed music for about his life and overcoming obstacles while turning pain into redemptive power through faith. 
    Dontae has over 10 artist albums on his indy label Winslowdynasty.
    View the show notes for this episode at bobreeves.com/69.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

DieHard With A Vengeance ,

Entertaining and Educational

This stuff is gold dust - interviews with top-line trumpeters from the jazz, commercial and orchstral spheres, it feels like you're just hanging out with some of the best players around.

John Snell does a great job of occasionally prompting and then staying out of the way as they share their stories, philosophies and offer up help and advice.

Put this on while you're travelling to gigs and rehearsals and it'll make you laugh and learn in equal measure. Great job John, Bob and team!

bellevuehorn ,

Great Resource for Trumpeters

A compulsive series where we can hear and benefit directly from many of the finest trumpeters (musicians)on the planet. Personally, I have extracted many inspirational tips and ideas to work on in my own playing.

John Herbison ,

Very valuable

Great podcasts. A living history of the trumpet. I discovered the Bill Adams routine through these podcasts and it has changed my playing for the better. Some amazing stories from top players. Its also inspiring to hear how some great players have overcome some real problems to reach the standard they are at. Highly recommended.

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