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Oscar is a MONSTER! He can play lead, jazz, and everything in the middle. He is respected by everyone in Hollywood for his world-class jazz chops - and commercially, he has played on the some of the greatest Pop records in music history. I think he is one of the most underrated cats on the planet and one of my very favorite jazz and studio trumpeters. You seriously NEED to check Oscar out!


 

Oscar Brashear was born August 18, 1944 in Chicago. After studying at DuSable High School he worked briefly with Woody Herman before going on to join Count Basie ‘68-9, returning to freelance in Chicago with Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon and James Moody. Moving to Los Angeles in 1971, he worked with Gerald Wilson, Harold Land, Oliver Nelson, Shelly Manne, Quincy Jones (with whom he toured in Japan), Horace Silver and Duke Pearson. Brashear has recorded with Teddy Edwards, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Bobby Hutcherson, B. B. King, Bobby Bland, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Farrell, The Crusaders, McCoy Tyner, Gene Harris, Randy Newman, Frank Sinatra, Earth, Wind & Fire, Carole King, Benny Carter, Billy Higgins and Ry Cooder.

 

** = BURNIN'!
*** = legendary performance

 

**Belly Roll - Quincy Jones & Sammy Nestico / "Basie & Beyond"
Oscar Brashear - Belly Roll.mp3

***Burchfield Nines - Michael Franks / "Burchfield Nines"
Oscar Brashear - Burchfield Nines.mp3

***Carlos - Gerald Wilson / "Jenna"
Oscar Brashear - Carlos.mp3

**Don't Be That Way - "In The Mood" Soundtrack
Oscar Brashear - Dont Be That Way.mp3

**Mystery Child - Joe Sample / "Did You Feel That?"
Oscar Brashear - Mystery Child.mp3

**Sashay - Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra / "Groove Shop"
Oscar Brashear - Sashay.mp3

**Take The A Train - "In The Mood" Soundtrack
Oscar Brashear - Take The A Train.mp3

***The Rookie - "The Rookie" Soundtrack
Oscar Brashear - The Rookie.mp3

**The Sidewinder - Joe Sample / "Did You Feel That?"
Oscar Brashear - The Sidewinder.mp3

**Tres Palabras - Joe Henderson / "Canyon Lady"
Oscar Brashear - Tres Palabras.mp3

**I Wish I Could - Sweet Baby J'ai / "The Art Of Blue"
Oscar Brashear - Wish I Could.mp3

 

 

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