From the foreward:
Remember the "Best of" or the "Greatest Hits" compilations? This is how I would describe this book - but with an added bonus. In a 'best of' compilation you get the song exactly as it was recorded on the original album. The added bonus here is that Allan has used some of the best trumpet etudes ever written as inspiration to write his own. Each of these vignettes will potentially mimic several of these etudes.
They are still all original and fun to play. The greatest and most rewarding challenge here is that they will allow the player to express his/her musicianship. These vignettes are not written as just another way to challenge one's ability to play something technical just for technique sake and that is what I like most about them. Plus, they can be played on any instrument which is, in my opinion, what music is about. Enjoy a great musical time! - Dominic Derasse