Trumpet Solos (At Work)

NB: I would like to begin this post by saying I’m pretty damn proud of myself for figuring out how to post links to Youtube videos that only contain the wee sections of the songs you’re meant to hear (not the whole song). What a time-saver. I am a tech wizard!


I’ve been paying attention to the music at work, and noticing some pretty great solos in some of the songs. The world is full of great solo turns, of course, but these are just a few of those that have caught my ear as they emanate from the in-house system:


Blood Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel (possibly my favourite rock trumpet solo)

Petula Clark – Downtown (muted outro horn is very cool)

Beatles – Penny Lane

Temptations – Papa Was A Rolling Stone (the whole damn song is awesome, but this clip is an example of the horn in the song…)

14 thoughts on “Trumpet Solos (At Work)

      1. cincinnatibabyhead says:

        Come on Books, once in awhile we get lucky. We listen to enough music. Plus Baker is pretty unique. Want to get bummed? Watch the doc ‘Lets Get Lost’. Another jazz bio I have on my shelf that awaits.


          1. cincinnatibabyhead says:

            Thanks bud but I’ll stick to shit house luck.
            ”Deep in a Dream’ – The Long Night of Chet Baker’ by James Gavin. Front cover of the young matinee idol Baker, back cover the drug ravaged Baker. Tells a story in itself.


  1. Aphoristical says:

    I didn’t realise Penny Lane was a trumpet – I looked it up and it’s a piccolo trumpet, which I guess makes sense. I’ve never heard that Blood, Sweat, and Tears before, but it’s very cool.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Yes thanks for mentioning that! As a trumpet player myself, I can say that some of those notes would be horrible to try to hit on a standard Bb trumpet!

      That BS&T is amazing trumpet work. Every time I hear it, man, just… damn.

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