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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