Dick Hyman was a pianist and arranger who worked with Lester Young, Tony Scott, and toured the world with the Benny Goodman Sextet. This book was originally published under the title “Counterpoint for Six Valves”, and they were 9 on Riverside Records by trumpeters Don Elliot and Rusty Dedrick. That album has been re-issued under the name “Double Trumpet Doings.”
These duets are not just for trumpet though, and should be played by all brass that are comfortable in treble clef with no need for any accompaniment. Chord symbols are included so you can ad lib or get an idea of what is going on harmonically. These duets are long and really really interesting. There is nothing else in the catalogue that is anything like it, so you just have to check it out!
Samples to the left, audio below, and an immediate PDF download above.
The Bull Speaks (Don Elliot & Rusty Dedrick)
Your Own Iron Sample (Don Elliot & Rusty Dedrick)