The Great Harry James – Trumpet Legend!

One of my favourite trumpeters was Harry James. He had all the fame a top rock star enjoys today. A truly great player. I have many of his recordings and never tire of his brilliance. I have just ordered ‘Trumpet Blues’ the Harry James biography and am looking forward to reading this very much…

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 Harry James, Totie Fields and Betty Grable (Mrs. Harry James) with friends taken at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas circa 1950s.

Says Roger Ingram, himself a great lead trumpet player,

“… Harry James was the biggest trumpet playing “star” there ever was or ever will be. He had it all: incredible talent, looks, and the good fortune of having chosen the right instrument during the right era!”

About brendanball

Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
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