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!

So.

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:

I ALWAYS CHEER FOR THE HORNS!

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…)

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Posted on January 11, 2019, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. 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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    • 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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  2. Downtown. What a total classic

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  3. That Blood Sweat & Tears is on the 1001 – perhaps in no small part due to the trumpet feature!
    Penny Lane’s likely my all time favourite, fabulous solo

    Like

  4. People sometimes forget that the Beatles used horns in many of their songs. “Penny Lane” is a classic example of a good trumpet solo.

    Like

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