Benny Bailey – “Big Brass”

I’ve been a big fan of the late, great Benny Bailey for some years now. He was a singular talent as both a lead trumpeter and jazz soloist – a comparatively rare combination! I recently started transcribing from one of my favourite of his records – “Big Brass”. If you’re not familiar with it, you should check it out! Here’s a preview, courtesy of YouTube:

If you like it (and who wouldn’t?!) please be sure to buy a copy of your own. It’s available on