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Richard Davis on Jazz

(#103) Jazz Instruments: Saxophone and Trumpet

Davis highlights the importance of each of these instruments to the jazz sound by demonstrating how various techniques evolved through the work of several artists. He discusses the history of the saxophone and its emergence as a prominent jazz instrument and shares rare recordings from his own collection. He discusses the jazz trumpet sound from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis, playing examples of how the sound evolved.

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