Red Hot Chili Peppers – Pretty Little Ditty

This instrumental piece is said to be an “eclectic” contribution to the 1989 RHCP album Mother’s Milk, but as an experienced trumpet player, I feel well qualified to say its pretty elementary and unimaginative stuff.

Anyways, I was asked to play it so I did. And now you can too. The transcription is rough, but so too was the source performance.

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Glen Campbell / Jimmy Webb – Wichita Lineman

Prolific songwriter Jimmy Webb wrote the material behind Glen Campbell’s most successful songs including Wichita Lineman, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Galveston, and Where’s the Playground, Susie?

This song is easily my favorite, although a lot of that has to do with a version recorded by the Daly Wilson Big Band as part of a Jimmy Webb Medley. But here we revert to the sweet French horn sounds of the original recording, transcribed for flugelhorn and trombone.

After Glen Campbell’s passing, I had the opportunity to record this twice in quick succession. Both times with some great musicians.

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Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning

I’m not sure there’s much doing for trumpets in the original recording of this great song. So I borrowed a riff from the sax and added some flugelhorn harmonies to the final chorus, to help fatten out the sound a little.

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