Mary Pappert School of Music
Sr. Marie Agatha Ozah
Trumpet, Jazz, Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers
My concept for this recital was to pay tribute to the trumpet lineage of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. I owe a great deal to Blakey, as some of the trumpeters in this group are my biggest influences. Lee Morgan made such an impact on Bobby Timmons' "Moanin" that future Messengers horn players would quote the beginning and ending of Lee's solo. This tune became synonymous with the Jazz Messengers. Horace Silver's composition "Nica's Dream" was recorded on an album featuring trumpeter Donald Byrd. The beautiful Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach ballad "Yesterdays" was a personal favorite of Kenny Dorham. When Freddie Hubbard first heard Clare Fischer's "Pensativa" he said he couldn't get the melody out of his head and arranged it for the Messengers. Trumpeter Terence Blanchard's composition "Oh By The Way" became a staple of the group's repertoire. I composed "The Jester" and "Das Dat" in the hard bop style of the Jazz Messengers.
Slivka, S. (2012). Graduate Recital, Trumpet (Recital, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1207