Big Band Trumpet Solos - Dale Gibson
“ This Anthology is just what has been needed for years ! All the great Big Band trumpet solos in one place with recordings listed .... " Mike Lovatt

I hope this book will prove to be a valuable source of material which will help fellow trumpet players become acquainted with the standard repertoire of the Big Band.
The book is comprised of many of the most frequently played solos in the Big Band, and Gig Band world. They are the solos which occur regularly. Some may be only a few bars long, and others a couple of pages.
For those who are new to the Big Band world, I've written some brief notes on syncopation, and Swing Quavers (8th notes). Please try to find the original recordings. Some of them are quite inexpensive, and can be found on compilation albums in the better known supermarkets. Others can be watched on You Tube. Amazon and Ebay are also a good source.
The more experienced players will recognise some of the solos immediately as being part of the Gig repertoire. Very often a player will be playing a gig and be expected to play the recorded solo. The qualification for a solo being in the book is that it has to have been played either by me, or someone else in the section on a performance or rehearsal.
Finally, I can't stress enough the importance of listening to the originals. Any notation of a jazz solo can only be approximate. Although I've tried to be as accurate as possible, factors such as vibrato, the style of the period, and the individual style of the soloist have to be studied to some degree to play convincingly. Listen!

Dale Gibson
A String of Pearls
American Patrol
Anvil Chorus
April in Paris
At Last
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Bugle Call Rag
Bye Bye Blues
Caribbean Clipper
Corner Pocket
Flight of the Foo Birds
Flying Home
Hot Toddy
In the Mood
It Must be Jelly 'cos Jam
Don't Shake Like That
Ive Got a Girl in Kalamazoo
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Johnson Rag
Li'l Darlin'
Little Brown Jug
Long tall Mama
My Buddy
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Pennsylvania 65000
Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Rhapsody in Blue
Running Wild
Serenade in Blue
Shiny Stockings
Song of India
Song of the Volga Boatmen
Sun Valley Jump
Tail End Charlie
Take the A Train
Tuxedo Junction
Two O'Clock Jump
Full Discography provided in the Book.

Dale's career spans over 40 years, and during that time has demanded various styles, from Symphony Orchestras to Pop.
His love of Big Bands has seen him play lead trumpet for some of the U.K.'s most famous Big Bands including The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra (UK) and, The Andy Ross Orchestra, where he was a soloist on BBC Television's Come Dancing.
Dale has also toured with visiting artists such as Jack Jones, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey and Howard Keel.
Pop credits include The Stylistics, Gladys Knight, Lisa Stansfield and The Drifters.
An experienced Show player, Dale has also played trumpet in West Side Story, Starlight Express, Grease, High School Musical and Chicago amongst many others.

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“ This Anthology is just what has been needed for years ! All the great Big Band trumpet solos in one place with recordings listed at the back too! Using his experience as one of the country's great lead trumpets, Dale has collected all the things we should be familiar with. I shall be making sure all my students get this. “
Mike Lovatt Principle/ Solo Trumpet, John Wilson Orchestra. Film and Recording musician. Trumpet professor, Royal College London. Professor in Jazz dept., Royal Academy and Trinity College, London.