Best slow, sad, moody, atmospheric, romantic trumpet album?

Looking for recommendations. Go.

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Just listened to this: Suspended Night - Tomasz Stanko Quartet.

Great ECM trumpet album with Marcin W trio serving as rhythm section. If you are into the ECM thing, this is great. Not all slow and muted, though…


If you are looking for something a little more mainstream, then Chris Botti has done some nice albums.

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Jon Hassell - Last Night the Moon Came dropping its clothes in the Street.


Miles Davis Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud


This kind of thing? David Sylvian’s gone to earth.

There’s a trumpet in there!
[edited] it’s a flugelhorn played by Kenny Wheeler


Miles Davis ‘Kind of Blue’ and ‘Sketches of Spain’.

I bought a new vinyl copy of KoB recently, and it came - much to my delight - pressed on blue vinyl.


Lovely recommendations. To change direction a bit I recommend a wonderful album by Danish

trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg…

Mikkelborg, Knudsen, NHØP – Heart To Heart (1986, Vinyl) - Discogs

…together with synth wizard Kenneth Knudsen and no-introduction-necessary-bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.

The album is very moody with a hint of late eighties idiosyncratic ambience.


Thanks. I’ve actually seen Thomas in concert as a support for The Tord Gustavsen Trio, but I don’t have any of his stuff. I’ll look into it.

Thanks. I have KoB (natch) will might look at SoS. We have his “Love Songs” compilation which is nice.

Looks a good one, thanks.

Nils Molvear?

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Thanks for this. Most excellent.

Alison Balsom, Paris. Jazz and classical?

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Bruce Springsteen - Meeting Across The River (just one track)

Randy Brecker on Trumpet, the great Richard Davis on Bass, Roy Bittan on Piano and Bruce on vocals that’s it.

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That’s a fantastic recommendation for the moody and atmospheric part of the question. It’s a wonderful album.

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One of the best trumpet players this side of Miles.


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Reply intended for OP @winkyincanada, sorry. Been a long week.

Theme from Midnight Caller.

Made me think of this, maybe one of Rick Braun’s albums has that vibe.

My favourite: