Maurice Andre is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical trumpet soloists of all time. Ask any professional trumpet player for a list of his or her favorite players, and Maurice Andre will appear on just about all of them.
Claude Bolling’s Toot Suite is a unique project that combines a classical trumpet soloist with jazz rhythm section. The composition masterfully brings out the best of those two worlds without making either side sound cheesy or uncomfortable. Each movement of the suite calls for the soloist to use a different type of trumpet. This first movement (featured here) is played on a C trumpet. Other movements use Bb trumpet, Eb trumpet, piccolo trumpet, and flugelhorn.