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This Month's Quiz Answers



January 2020




Just One Cornet-o

This month we gave you clues to fourteen trumpet players and one cornet player. How many did you identify?


Leonid Afremov Trumpet Player

Painting by Leonid Afremov


The quiz answers are below ....

Don't forget to check your score.


Give yourself an extra point if you were able to complete the missing words in these lyrics:

'Here I go again, I hear those trumpets blow again
All aglow again, takin' a chance on love.
Here I slide again, about to take that ride again.
Starry-eyed again, takin' a chance on love

(Taking A Chance On Love Vernon Duke, John La Touche and Ted Fetter)



Your Score

15 + correct - Come Blow Your Horn
12 - 14 correct - The Man With A Horn
8 - 11 correct - Horn In The Middle
4 - 7 correct - Battle At Little Big Horn
1 - 3 correct - Unblow Your Horn




Here are the answers


1. Which trumpet player died in a car accident at the age of 25? His compositions Sandu, Joy Spring and Daahoud have become jazz standards.

Answer: Clifford Brown



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2. Who played trumpet on John Coltrane's Blue Trane album and worked with Art Blakey? His tune Sidewinder became a 'hit' but his career ended at the age of 33 when his partner, Helen, shot and killed him.

Answer: Lee Morgan







3. Which trumpet player is perhaps best known for being a big band leader from the late '30s to mid '40s? His band was the first high-profile orchestra to feature Frank Sinatra. He wanted to change Sinatra's name to 'Frankie Satin', but Frank refused and a few months later left to join Tommy Dorsey.

Answer: Harry James.

[Click here for a video of Harry James playing Corner Pocket with a big band that included Corky Corcoran (tenor sax) and Sonny Payne (drums) in 1970]



4. Which cornet player, born in New Orleans in 1877, has been called 'the father of jazz'. He was diagnosed with dementia praecox (schizophrenia) at the age of 30 and was admitted to the Louisiana State Insane Asylum at Jackson where he spent the rest of his life. No known recordings of his playing have survived, although it is thought one or two cylinder recordings were made.

Answer: Buddy Bolden.


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5. Although he was best known by his nickname, (his first names were actually William Alonzo), which trumpet player was a long time member of Duke Ellington's orchestra and known for playing in the high altissimo register?

Answer: Cat Anderson.





6. Which American trumpet player who died in August 2019 was a member of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm band, worked in Los Angeles with Josephine Baker and Billie Holiday and played with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker? In 1989 she became the first female jazz musician to tour in the Soviet Union after being invited by President Mikhail Gorbachev. She recorded her first and only album, Gal with a Horn, in 1957.

Answer: Clora Bryant.

[Click here to listen to Clora Bryant with This Can't Be Love; Makin Whoopee and S'posin' from the album Gal With A Horn].



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7. Which trumpet player, who died in 2018, was a prominent jazz musician not just in his home country, Poland, but worldwide? Apart from leading his own bands, he worked with many others including Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Cecil Taylor.

Answer: Tomasz Stańko





8. Another trumpet player whose first names are not so well known was born with the given names of Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture. He was a member of the 'hard bop' school of jazz but went on to explore 'jazz funk', 'jazz fusion' and 'R&B'. At North Carolina Central University during the 1980s, he formed a group which included students from the college called the "125th St NYC Band". They recorded Love Has Come Around which became a disco hit in the UK and reached No. 41 on the charts. Who was he?

Answer: Donald Byrd.


9. Which trumpet player attended the Municipal School of Music of Sant Andreu, a neighborhood of Barcelona, from the age of seven. She became the school's lead trumpeter and later saxophonist. In 2007, at twelve, she began to collaborate with the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, led by Joan Chamorro. In 2010, at the age of fifteen, she recorded an album of jazz standards, Joan Chamorro Presents ........... She made her major label debut with Emotional Dance in 2017.

Answer: Andrea Motis.


10. Which trumpeter is said to be a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz? A composer and educator he played with Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones and Oscar Peterson, amongst others. When he died in 2015, writing in UK's The Daily Telegraph, Martin Chilton said: "(He) was a music educator and had a deep and lasting influence on the course of jazz. (He) became a mentor to generations of jazz players, including Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis and composer-arranger Quincy Jones."

Answer: Clark Terry

[Click here for a video from 1959 with Clark Terry playing Undecided with Phil Woods (alto sax), Sahib Shihab (baritone sax), Quentin Jackson (trombone), Patty Bown (piano), Buddy Catlett (bass), Joe Harris (drums)]



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11. Who is the British-Bahraini trumpet player and composer who has led her various ensembles in concerts around the UK and abroad, including performances in New York, Toronto, Kuwait, Algiers, Berlin, Köln, Paris, Istanbul, Tunis and Amsterdam, and at major festivals such as WOMAD, Molde Jazz, Pori Jazz and Love Supreme? In 2017 she released her second album, La Saboteuse, on Naim Records. The album made a global impact, making many ‘best of 2017’ lists around the world, including Jazz Album of the Year in The Wire magazine and achieving the number 18 spot in Bandcamp’s top 100 albums.

Answer: Yazz Ahmed





12. Which other trumpeter who died early at the age of 33 was a bandleader during the Swing era also played as a featured soloist with bands fronted by Rudy Vallee, Tommy Dorsey, Paul Whiteman and Benny Goodman and backed singers such as Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Billie Holiday? 'On April 20, 1942, while on tour, (he) was hospitalized with pneumonia in Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, until May 8. His doctors discovered that cirrhosis had severely damaged his liver. He was advised to stop drinking and stop playing the trumpet for an undetermined length of time. (He) did not do either. He returned to his band on tour and played for a few weeks before he returned to the Van Cortlandt Hotel where he made his home in New York City and suffered a massive hemorrhage on May 31, 1942. He died two days later.' His 1937 classic recording I Can't Get Started was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1975.

Answer: Bunny Berigan.


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13. Which trumpet player, who went by the nickname 'Sweets', spent thirteen years with the Count Basie orchestra? According to drummer Elvin Jones, he got his nickname because he was so handsome he had numerous lady friends.

Answer: Harry Edison.

[Click here for a video of Harry Edison playing Willow Weep For Me]





14. Which UK trumpeter received a Special Award at this year's 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards in December? Born in 1941 he has worked with countless ensembles including those of Mike Westbrook, Michael Garrick, Stan Tracey, Graham Collier, Mike Gibbs and the London Jazz Composers Orchestra and the London Jazz Orchestra. Her also played the trumpet solo for Elton John on Return to Paradise for his 1978 album A Single Man. His 'Still Waters' band released the album can't believe, won't believe in 2018.

Answer: Henry Lowther


15. Born in 1923, which trumpeter had jazz playing brothers - the pianist Hank and drummer Elvin? He was a featured member of the Count Basie Orchestra and went on to from an orchestra with drummer Mel Lewis.

Answer: Thad Jones





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