Alex Sipiagin – NoFo Skies (Blue Room Music)

Russian-born trumpeter Alex Sipiagin makes it sound almost too easy. The instrument naturally lends itself to little burps and blats and rough edges between notes — even in the hands of top-notch hornmen, many of whom have incorporated these into the instrument’s swagger. But Sipiagin smooths all of that into lines that flow like quicksilver.

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