Not only do I love recordings of trumpet players performing without accompaniment, as a teacher I also regard them as some of the most important listening we can do. Here we have Mandla Mlangani in an interview and short solo performance. I recommend you soak this up as much as you can.
Eddie Lewis posts these videos as listening assignments to his students. He often tells the students that “listening is more important than practicing”. To that end, he shares the videos so the students have something to inspire them to listen more often to professional trumpet players.
That said, if you are not one of Mr. Lewis’ students, we welcome you, too. The more the merrier! Welcome to EddieLewis.com. Feel free to post your comments and questions below.