The Legendary Trumpet Virtuosity Of Rafael Méndez, Vol. 1
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||La Virgen de la Macarena||Rafael Mendez||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Trumpeter's Lullaby||Rafael Mendez||3:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mendez Jota||Rafael Mendez||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Czardas||Rafael Mendez||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Chiapanecas||Rafael Mendez||2:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tico, Tico||Rafael Mendez||3:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Flight of the Bumblebee||Rafael Mendez||2:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dark Eyes||Rafael Mendez||2:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Know that You Know||Rafael Mendez||3:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Yuba||Rafael Mendez||2:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mexican Hat Dance||Rafael Mendez||4:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Farewell, My Granada||Rafael Mendez||4:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dance Boheme (from the opera "Carmen")||Rafael Mendez||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Méndez Czardas||Rafael Mendez||3:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mendelssohn Concerto||Rafael Mendez||3:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bell Song||Rafael Mendez||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Samba Gitana||Rafael Mendez||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||La Rosita||Rafael Mendez||3:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Zigeunerweisen||Rafael Mendez||6:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
The World's Greatest Trumpet Player of his time!
I am thrilled to find this album on iTunes! While the recording technology of the music could be better, the musicianship could not. These are the sounds of a trumpet master. Each generation has a limited number of trumpet players who are role models. Rafael Mendez was that role model for my generation. I must express my thanks. In the late 50's Rafael Mendez traveled to the small town of Mt. Shasta, California, to help out a pretty hot high school band with a fund raiser (uniforms). We found Mr. Mendez a man of good humor and, like our director a demanding but kind task master with high standards and expectations. No prima donna here; Mendez made a special point of reinforcing the teachings of our director. Opening night came and what a thrill it was to perform with "The World's Greatest Trumpet Player." Truly a once in a lifetime experience! Whether you feel this review helpful or not, I can guarantee that If you take time to listen to this man's virtuosity, you will find your money well spent!
If only I had half his talent
If you call yourself a trumpet player and do not own this album then just put your horn down and walk away from it ;-) Seriously another fantastic example of Rafael's fantastic skill. Flight of the Bumblebee is unreal.
Greatest Player Ever
I have heard so many times that trumpet players have gotten exceedingly better over the past 50 years. Rafael Mendez is proof that this is not the case. I truely believe that he is the greatest trumpet player to have ever lived.
Born: March 26, 1906 in Jiquilpan, Michoacan, Mexico
Genre: Easy Listening
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s