Marsalis is one of my all time favorite recording artists. I was able to see him in concert a few years back at Sun Valley: master of the horn, Wynton Marsalis. Of all his music, I picked Baroque Music for Trumpets. He is clear about not having the same feeling for classical music as jazz or the blues, but this CD of lesser known music of the Baroque period – Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Trumpets and Strings, Telemann’s Concerto for 3 Trumpet & Orchestra, Pachelbel’s Canon For & Trumpets & Strings, Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra, and Biber’s Sonata for 8 Trumpets & Orchestra – is a technical marvel. He plays all the trumpet parts in St. Barnabas Church in North London where he stood in different areas of the church to achieve an authentic sound. The clarity of his playing is the most noticeable aspect of this CD. It is a showcase of his virtuosity, and the selections themselves are light and airy, very reminiscent of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. I never tire of listening to it.