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List Rules More will be added to this list. I simply do not see how anyone can get better technically than Wynton Marsalis (a tie could be possible); so he is a at a secure number 1 in my rankings...however, the rest of the list varies with styles; some have better range than other's but are not as polished player's; and there are other variables; therefore, aside from MARSALIS being a clear number one for me the rest of the list is still being evaluated, and preference can affect the list to a degree. NOW...perhaps the favorite artist to listen too is "Satchmo" Louis Armstrong, however, he is not a technically competitive player on classical or jazz high difficulty pieces....for style I would like to put "Satchmo" higher on the list, but for "best player" he does not fit above Severinson, Marsalis, Sandoval, Driscoll...

Top Trumpet Players

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Wynton Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Wynton Marsalis Classical music, Post-bop Jazz

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Rafael Méndez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Trumpet Players

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Doc Severinsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Trumpet Players

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Arturo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Arturo Sandoval Latin jazz, Jazz

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Phil Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Phil Driscoll Contemporary Christian music

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Harry James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Harry James Swing music, Big band Jazz

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Maynard Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Maynard Ferguson Hard bop, Jazz fusion Jazz

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Al Hirt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Al Hirt Jazz, Dixieland

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Miles Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Miles Davis Jazz rap, Avant-garde jazz Jazz-funk

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Chet Baker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Chet Baker West Coast jazz

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Trumpet Players
Louis Armstrong Swing music, Traditional pop music Jazz