Listening

I will provide a very subjective list of great musicians (in some cases both jazz and classical) for each instrument representing a broad range of styles. Many of these musicians can be found on Youtube, Jazztube, and iTunes, but please also consider buying full CDs of these greats!!

Flute

Jim Walker, Sir James Galway, Emannual Pahud, Michel Debost, Jean Pierre Rampal, Jeanne Baxstresser, William Bennet, Jeffrey Khaner, Paula Robison, Marianne Gedigian

Clarinet

Jon Manasse, Sabine Meyer, Jack Brymer, Robert Marcellus, Harold Wright, Michael Collins, Caroline Hartig

Oboe

John Mack, Nancy Ambrose-King, Wayne Rapier, Carlo Romano, Robert Sorton, Garvin Bushell (jazz oboe) and Humbert Lucarelli.

Bassoon

Chris Millard: French Recital music
Claus Thunemann: Vivaldi concertos
Dag Jenson: Anything is great
The album, Cafe Palermo, for lots of great jazz bassoon.

Saxophone

Lynn Klock, Scott Plugge, Eugene Rousseau, Ken Tse, Otis Murphy, Jean-Yves Formeau, Nobuya Sugawa, The Prism Quartet, The Rascher Saxophone Quartet

Trumpet

Phil Smith, Rafael Mendez, Bud Herseth, Wynton Marsalis, Maurice Andre, Arturo Sandoval, Louis Armstrong, Doc Severinson, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Harry "Sweets" Edison

Trombone/Baritone

Joe Alesi, Frank Rosolino, Don Lusher, Dennis Wick, Christian Lindberg, Bill Watrous, JJ Johnson, Tommy Dorsey, Steve Davis, Wyliff Gordon, Harry Watters, Nils Wogram

Tuba

Sam Pilafian, Roger Bobo, John Fletcher, Roland Szentpali, Jim Self, Gene Pokorny, Patrick Sheriden, MJT Project, Tenn Tech Tuba Ensemble, Howard Johnson

Percussion

Drum Set: Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Dave Weckl, Gene Krupa, Ed Shaughnessey, Roy Haynes, Joe Morello

Concert Percussion: Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic,

Jazz

Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Maynard Fergusion, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Mingus, Duke Ellington, Roy Eldridge, Bill Evans, Phil Wilson, Chet Baker, Harry James, Nicholas Payton, Miles Davis

Symphony Orchestras

London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philarmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philarmonic, San Francisco Symphony, MET Opera Orchestra

Wind Ensembles

Eastman Wind Ensemble, Juilliard Wind Ensemble, The US Marine Band, The US Air Force Band