Chatting with Mark Armstrong - trumpeter & artistic director of NYJO

Watford Jazz Junction by Chris Newstead

Episode notes

This week we're talking with Mark Armstrong - trumpeter, composer, arranger and artistic director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

We discover all sorts from tales, from dusty old trumpet shops in to dodgy student band names, from fabulous young NYJO musicians to awesome players in the world's greatest bands - it's a musical big band treat!

Mark's album recommendations included:

Cookin' and Relaxin' (double disc) by Miles Davis (1958) on Prestige

Coming About by Maria Schneider (1996) on Enja

Plugged In and Live by Earth, Wind & Fire (1996) on Pyramid

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