The Trumpet

by Matt White

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Four originals (and one cover) with one rule: All sounds must originate from an acoustic trumpet. My summer 2018 challenge: Write, Record, Engineer, and Produce an album entirely done at my house. Each song is dedicated to another trumpet player important in my life.

A few other points of interest on this album:
1. All songs were composed without using a piano (okay, I cheated once... Can you guess where?) In the true spirit of the project, I composed everything with a trumpet or by singing and transcribing.
2. All the compositions are a combination of written material and improvised material that was later "comped" or arranged to develop the solo sections.
3. Although there is some digital editing in the performances, all the trumpet sounds are unaffected - no EQ, no autotune. Just some reverb. All the improvised solos are complete takes.
4. I used five different trumpets (2 Bbs, 1 C, flugelhorn, and piccolo), 8 different mouthpieces, and over 100 pieces of manuscript paper for this project.


released September 14, 2018

Matt White - trumpets
Matt White and Ace White - Vocals
Matt White - composer and arranger
Matt White - recording engineer
Matt White - mixing and mastering engineer
Matt White - producer
Matt White - artwork


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Matt White and The Super Villain Jazz Band Nashville, Tennessee

Trumpeter, Composer, Educator, and Engineer. Occasionally writing on various musical topics. Professor of Music at Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC). Works frequently in Nashville. 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition.

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