August 14, 2021

Join us for a night of lowdown music for dancing, as Trumpet player Dave Rastrick brings you the blues side of trumpet.From Buddy Bolden, Cootie Williams and Rex Stewart to Nat Adderly, Clark Terry and Wynton Marsalis, trumpet players have been playing the blues for over a hundred years – long before electric guitar came on the scene. For this show, David’s been exploring the roots of the blues, and some of the African styles that influenced it.Trumpet can be used to emulate the sounds of the human voice associated with the blues: Growling, bending notes, moaning and melisma. While the trumpets as we know them today evolved in Europe, animal horns, conches and didgeridoos – all in the trumpet family – were used throughout the world. With the evolution of the trumpet, it became possible to play a wide array of music, and the instrument was taken up by Afro-American musicians in the late 1800s and used to play jazz and blues musics as they evolved.You’ll hear New Orleans tunes such as St. Louis Blues, Basin Street Blues, alongside later classics such as Work Song and Let The Good Times Roll. You’ll hear David’s original jazz and blues compositions such as Balingup Blues and Happy Blues, alongside new pieces such as Stolen Country Blues and more.The show features David Rastrick on trumpet and vocals, flugelhorn, superbone, electric oud and slide didgeridoo. Accompanying David are Grant Moulden on double bass, Ross Dwyer on guitar and Lauchlan Gillett on drum-set.You can hear Dave’s Trumpet Blues from 8:30 p.m. in the Gold Room at Six Degrees on Saturday 14th of August.

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