CD of the Month
May 2010 CD of the Month
For their first recording together the trumpeters decided to recreate some of the great meetings of the past featuring two trumpets, although both Vega and Marriot play the same trumpet, they each have their own distinctive sound that blend together flawlessly. You will hear the trumpets individually and collectively while listening to the “East-West Trumpet Summit”.
Moreover, Origin Records decided to put Ray on the right channel and Thomas on the left of the stereo mix for the listener’s delight. Because they are colleagues and not rivals, it was agreed to title the album summit and not battle, yet there is no lack of competitive spirit in the performances of trumpeters Ray Vega and Thomas Marriot with the outstanding accompanying trio of Travis Shook, Jeff Johnson and Mat Jorgensen. The Ray Vega-Thomas Marriot Trumpet Summit will be performing at the Annual Jazz Fest Denver, Saturday June 13th.