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Alan Hood

Trumpeter Alan Hood hails from the small upstate New York town of Pumpkin Hook and has been performing music for over 30 years. Mr. Hood toured the world with the Phil Collins Big Band, appearing at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals and New York City's prestigious Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He is among featured soloists on the band's live compact disc recording "A Hot Night in Paris," on the Atlantic jazz label and appears on well over two dozen other jazz, commercial and classical recordings. Appearing with the orchestras of Woody Herman, Glenn Miller and Harry James, and performing on stage with Ray Charles, Doc Severinsen, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, Arturo Sandoval, the Richie Cole Alto Madness Orchestra, the Summit Brass, Jon Faddis, Conte Candoli, Clark Terry, Curtis Fuller and Wynton Marsalis, to name just a few, has rewarded Alan with an array of irreplaceable memories and a well spring of professional experience. Dividing his career between performing and teaching full time at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music as Associate Professor of Trumpet, Al directs the Lamont Jazz Ensemble and performs extensively with Lamont's artist-in-residence ensembles, the faculty brass quintet, Aries, and the faculty jazz combo, the Climb

Just a Little Taste: Al Hood Plays the Writing of Dave Henson

Label: Kakeda Music
Released: 2009
Track listing: I Remember Clifford; Pure Imagination; It's Only Everything; Here's to Life; Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?; Just a Little Taste; In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning; Ceora; Pastoral Blue; Habanera for Kyrie; If I Loved You; Nostalgic Blues.

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Al Hood: Just a Little Taste: Al Hood Plays the Writing of Dave Henson

Read "Just a Little Taste: Al Hood Plays the Writing of Dave Henson" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

You might not know trumpet player Al Hood, but he's the pro's pro: he's toured with the official Harry James and Glenn Miller tribute bands, recorded and performed in ensembles led by Ray Charles, Curtis Fuller, Arturo Sandoval and others, and is a longstanding member of the Denver Brass. He's also a tenured professor at the ...

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"Just a Little Taste," the Debut CD from Denver-Based Trumpeter/Educator Al Hood, Due February 17

"Just a Little Taste," the Debut CD from Denver-Based Trumpeter/Educator  Al Hood, Due February 17

A masterful trumpeter with a wide range of experience in the jazz, classical, and academic arenas, Al Hood has previously recorded and/or performed with the Phil Collins Big Band, Curtis Fuller, and orchestras led by Ray Charles, Arturo Sandoval, and Richie Cole. He's a longtime member of the eclectic, classically oriented Denver Brass as well as ...


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