Doc Severinsen is one of the best!
Doc Severinsen Famous Recordings
Doc's Amazing Rendition of MaCarthur Park
This ranks right up there as some of the very best trumpet playing I've ever heard. What is most astounding about Doc is the way he fearlessly takes on incredibly technical passages, yet plays them absolutely perfect, polished and with his same beautiful tone.
Doc Severinsen is probably the most polished trumpet technician that ever played. His tone, articulation, and technique are impeccable. He has a bold, majestic and fiery tone that adds sheer brilliance to everything he plays. Doc can play any piece of music that is put in front of him. Classical, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Progressive Rock, Alternative. Doc has played it all and has a mastery and tremendous musicianship that has complimented his trumpet playing throughout the last several decades. Doc is truly an outstanding musician and one of the greatest trumpet players that ever lived. Doc, of course, is most famous for his time with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show Orchestra. Because of his celebrity status in the 70's - 90's, I don't think enough people realize how great of a trumpet player he is.