How Jazz Trumpeters Understand Their Music: Twenty-seven Interviews

Author: Erdmann, Thomas R.
This work is one of the most complete collections of in-depth commentary on the state of jazz music today. These interviews illustrate the interplay of creativity that occurs during high-level interactions between musicians.


“This book is the result of an unusual mix: a jazz musician turned journalist turned music professor. The musician understands the field; the journalist understands the interview; and the professor understands the need to learn and teach others, both aficionados and beginners.” – Dr. Bradley J. Hamm, Indiana University School of Journalism

“It is clear that Dr. Erdmann’s experience, first and foremost as a musician of the first order, and as an interviewer and writer, pay great dividends. He has interviewed trumpeters of every stripe, and in each case, both in his questions and in the subsequent article, his expertise becomes evident.” – Prof. James L. Olcott, Miami University

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Dr. Bradley J. Hamm, Dean, Indiana University School of Journalism
1. Vince DiMartino
2. Kenny Wheeler
3. Terence Blanchard
4. Lew Soloff
5. Rick Braun
6. Freddie Hubbard
7. Dave Douglas
8. Irvin Mayfield
9. Darren Barrett
10. Jeff Beal
11. Eddie Henderson
12. Donald Byrd
13. Tomasz Stanko
14. Herb Alpert
15. Wallace Roney
16. Enrico Rava
17. Vaughn Nark
18. David Weiss
19. Brian Lynch
20. Mark Isham
21. Eddie Allen
22. Chris Botti
23 Mathias Eick
24. Richard Boulger
25. Tim Hagans
26. Nathan Eklund
27. Mark Rapp