Complete your harry james and orchestra collection. Levinson, who knew harry james personally, has written a revealing biography of this jazz icon, based on nearly 200 interviews. Free jazz trumpet sheet music, lessons, chord charts, resources sheet music pieces to download from. Beginning with james s childhood in a traveling circus, we follow the young trumpeters. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet.
Harry james was born in albany, georgia, the son of a bandleader of a traveling circus. Harry haag james was born in 1916 in albany, georgia, in the united states. The life of harry james curious that the harry james story has never been told before, particularly in the bigscreen biopic format, for this is. The best of harry james is an excellent collection of 16 highlights from james stint at capitol between 1955 and 1958. Trumpet blues, an album by harry james big band on spotify. This is the book which thousands have found to be the most practical guide to modern style development.
His father had him on a very strict practicing schedule every. Trumpet in bflat by king musical instrument company, cleveland, ca. Concerto for trumpet harry james donna lee ryan kisor take the a train ryan kisor. Swing is back in style, and with it a renewed interest in the big band era. In a partnership between robbins music and qpress, this wonderful complete method for the trumpet is coming back into circulation, and will be the first of many robbins music books to make it into our catalogue. Trumpet blues trumpet solo with piano accompaniment. The best of harry james, the original material and the talent of the artists was top notch, so these modern recordings from the 1950s are simply great.
The middle halftime cantabile provides the contrast, but breaks back into swing boogie for the last choruses. Other than two vocals, the performances put the emphasis on jamess trumpet, the skills of his sidemen including altoist willie smith. Peter levinsons revelations about james alcoholism, gambling and womanizing will sadden many of the great trumpeters fans, and yet i would strongly recommend the book. Made during the first years of the lp era, the harry james albums harry james in hifi and more harry james in hifi comprised some of the greatest hits of the. He broke up his band for a short period in 1947 but shortly after he reorganized and was active again with his band from then until his death in 1983. In 1940 charles hansen educational sheet music books 1860 broadwayn. Royal garden blues bix beiderbecke falling in love with love randy brecker cherokee indian love song clifford brown. The 16 tracks are all by james late50s band, perhaps the best he ever had, featuring buddy rich on drums and with helen forrest, the legendary voice of the big bands as guest vocalist. Trumpet omnibook for bflat instruments transcribed. My trumpet playing dad owned the original hits on 78 rpm. Harry haag james march 15, 1916 july 5, 1983 was a popular united states musician and band leader, and a well known trumpet virtuoso.
Released to coincide with the publication of peter levinsons biography of the same name, capitol jazzs trumpet blues. Harry james covered limehouse blues, song of the wanderer where shall i go, show me the way to get out of this world cause thats where everything is, youll never know and other songs. Trumpet blues trumpet solo with piano accompaniment trumpet rhapsody trumpet solo with piano accompaniment velvet moon. Try disabling any ad blockers and refreshing this page. Jazz trumpet sheet music, lessons, chord charts, resources. It also includes interactive sheet music for realtime transposition. Trumpet blues opens with a short band fanfare in half time, and then breaks into a driving swing boogie. For many jazz fans, trumpet player harry james was at best superfluous and at worst a sellout. The story is told in a new biography of james, trumpet blues by peter j. He learned the trumpet from his father, a circus bandleader. Levinson, who knew harry james personally, has written a revealing biography of this jazz icon, based on nearly 200 interviews with swing is back in style, and with it a renewed. Harry james model trumpet, king musical instrument company, cleveland, ca. A ripsnorting swing chart from the harry james book.
Does anyone know if there is book of harry james solo parts for all the famous solos he did does anyone do this sort of thing for other famous trumpet players wouldnt be a bad idea for someone to do if it isnt already done. I own a king balanced trumpet that was one of harrys trumpet according to larry skinner the man that i bought it from. James decided to pursue a professional career in music after winning a state highschool trumpet competition. These dont quite rank among james very best recordings, which are generally considered to be his 30s and 40s work, but theyre enjoyable. Beginning with jamess childhood in a traveling circus, we follow the young trumpeters meteoric rise in the 1930s and witness his electrifying performances with the benny goodman orchestra. Jazz giants harry james blues, rhapsodies,concerti trumpet with piano accompaniment carnival of venice concerto in a minor concerto in bb minor concerto for trumpet flight of the bumblebee. By age 10 he was taking trumpet lessons from his father. The life of harry james curious that the harry james story has never been told before, particularly in the bigscreen biopic format, for this is a life that has it all. Trumpet blues and cantabile by harry james full score and. Trumpet omnibook for bflat instruments transcribed exactly from artist recorded solos. Harry haag james march 15, 1916 july 5, 1983 was an american musician who is best known as a trumpetplaying band leader who led a big band from 1939 to 1946. It is silver plated, has db stamped on the 2nd valve case and a. Three complete albums plus bonus tracks on a superb 2cd collection.1131 340 1041 1263 121 1508 1502 350 1670 1264 1055 1449 1620 22 855 821 1594 305 1334 1592 1354 76 396 46 541 733 211 782 959 759 975 171 1032 1402 1311 366 124 1375 830 783 1438 1131 1115 411 1022