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Criteria: - These musicians were chosen for their originality, versatility, impact and influence within the genre. For their innovations & the technical ability for improvisation and musical expression in addition to their compositional skill & creative inspiration.

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Edited By: Rick Varner
Last Updated: 08-09-2005
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100 Greatest Jazz Trumpeters
  1. Louis Armstrong
  2. Miles Davis
  3. Dizzy Gillespie
  4. Clifford Brown
  5. Lee Morgan
  6. Roy Eldridge
  7. Freddie Hubbard
  8. Donald Byrd
  9. Bix Biederbecke
10. Fats Navarro
11. Harry James
12. Wynton Marsalis
13. Art Farmer
14. Chet Baker
15. Roy Hargrove
16. Arturo Sandoval
17. Blue Mitchell
18. Maynard Ferguson
19. Kenny Dorham
20. Al Hirt
21. Joe 'King' Oliver
22. Woody Shaw
23. Don Cherry
24. Don Ellis
25. Doc Severinsen
26. Randy Brecker
27. Nicholas Payton
28. Thad Jones
29. Clark Terry
30. Chuck Mangione
31. Louis Prima
32. Lester Bowie
33. Nat Adderley
34. Harry 'Sweets' Edison
35. Joe Newman
36. Rick Braun
37. Russell Gunn
38. Bill Chase
39. Kenny Wheeler
40. Henry 'Red' Allen
41. Hugh Masekela
42. Herb Alpert
43. Tommy Turrentine
44. Quincy Jones
45. Charles 'Buddy' Bolden
46. Bobby Shew
47. Mugsy Spanier
48. Terence Blanchard
49. Wallace Roney
50. Jay Roulston
51. 'Doc' Cheatham
52. Chris Botti
53. Jon Faddis
54. Terrell Stafford
55. Howard McGhee
56. 'Cat' Anderson
57. Marvin Peterson
58. Marvin Stamm
59. Willie Cook
60. Tom Harrell
61. Dave Douglas
62. Mark Isham
63. Ryan Kisor
64. Shorty Rogers
65. Tim Hagans
66. Wallace Davenport
67. Johnny Coles
68. Booker Little
69. Erskine Hawkins
70. 'Hot Lips' Page
71. 'Cootie' Williams
72. Stacy Rowles
73. Richard Williams
74. Richie Vitale
75. Ray Vega
76. Idrees Sulieman
77. Lew Soloff
78. Charlie Miller
79. Jim Rotondi
80. Charles Tollivar
81. Carl Saunders
82. Bobby Lewis
83. Enrico Rava
84. Bill Coleman
85. Red Rodney
86. Ziggy Elman
87. Bunny Berigan
88. Bubber Miley
89. Punch Miller
90. Yank Lawson
91. Joe Smith
92. Frankie Newton
93. Wingy Manone
94. Ray Nance
95. Billy Butterfield
96. Tommy Ladnier
97. Jabbo Smith
98. Buck Clayton
99. Rex Stewart
100. Charles Shavers
More Great Trumpeters:

Some listening recommendations:

Cadillac Williams      
Carmell Jones
Phil Driscoll
Paul Shaghoian
Jeremy Pelt
Jimmy Deuchar
"Clifford Brown with Strings" - Clifford Brown       
"Sidewinder" - Lee Morgan
"Hot Fives & Sevens" - Louis Armstrong
"Hot House" - Arturo Sandoval
"Chameleon" - Maynard Ferguson
"Places and Spaces" - Donald Byrd
"Quiet Kenny" - Kenny Dorham
"Baby Breeze" - Chet Baker
"Birth of The Cool" - Miles Davis
"Hub Cap" - Freddie Hubbard
Louis Armstrong Miles Davis Dizzy Gillespie Clifford Brown Lee Morgan
Louis Armstrong Miles Davis Dizzy Gillespie Clifford Brown Lee Morgan
Derek Sims
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