Music Trivia: Brass Players & Instruments

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Last updated: August 29, 2021
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What instrument was played by Jack Teagarden, Bob Brookmeyer, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Bill Watrous and Kid Ory?
Traditionally this instrument had no valves, which made it fine for military calls like Reveille and Taps, but it's not ideal for boogie woogie, no matter what the Andrews Sisters say.
The name for this brass instrument comes from the Greek for "good sound". It is similar to a baritone horn.
The Roots' Damon Bryson has a nickname that designates him as a player of this instrument he has been playing in that band for 12 years.
Tuba or Sousaphone
Dizzy Gillespie famously played one of these with a distinctive upturned bell.
What brass instrument is the only one commonly called upon to play in a "wind quintet' or "woodwind quintet" as well as in a "brass quintet"?
"French horn" aka "Horn"
What trumpet player had five #1 albums, nine grammy awards, and 14 platinum albums? He is the only person to have a Billboard #1 hit song as a singer and another Billboard #1 hit as an instrumentalist. He's also the "A" of A & M Records
Herb Alpert
What very small and high-pitched trumpet was used in "Penny Lane" and "All You Need is Love" by The Beatles. It is also used in classical, modern or baroque orchestras.
Piccolo trumpet
What jazz trumpet virtuoso holds the record for being the oldest American to have a #1 record, albeit as a singer. Three years later he had a #1 hit in the UK, also as a singer.
Louis Armstrong
Many trumpet players "double" on this instrument, though Chuck Mangione is one of the few jazz players who has largely given up the trumpet to concentrate on it.
What jazz trumpeter recorded what is generally considered to be the best selling jazz album of all time (quadruple platinum in the US alone) ?
Miles Davis
What is the name of the aforementioned quadruple-platinum selling album from 1959, with the trumpet-playing leader?
Kind of Blue
What trumpet player is the only person to earn Grammy awards in classical music and jazz in the same year? He was also the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Wynton Marsalis
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