Hip To The Blues • Jazz Duets for Trumpet


Hip To The Blues for Trumpet was written and arranged by Lee West, a proud alum of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. This series of 22 jazz duets for Trumpet, Flute, Alto Sax, and Trombone combines the best elements of education, playability, and musical fun.

These lyrical melodies are unique to the music industry and the audio performance is recorded in a “music minus one” fashion with the duet being played in entirety (both parts) if your stereo is evenly balanced.

Move the balance to right or left channel to isolate the top or bottom (1st or 2nd) part and play the blues duets along with Chris Tedesco, one of the best studio trumpet players in the Los Angeles circuit.

Originally written for trumpet, so this is where it all began and was one of our very first titles added to the NYSSMA catalog as required audition material for Jazz Trumpet Students, so get ready to enjoy all 22 of these incredibly “Hip” Lee West “Blues” titles and lead the charge towards this highly acclaimed the state contest!


Foolin’ Blues • Working Man’s Blues • Too Blue to Cry • Sittin’ Back • Floppy Dog Blues • Can’t Decide • Makin’ Your Acquaintance • 8th Street Shuffle • Avenue Blue • Flamingo Way • Everything’s Blue • Tom Cat Talk • Tongue in Cheek • Impromptu Blues • Old Shoe Blues • Minor Difficulties • Ain’t No Stoppin’ • Hip to the Blues (Take #1) • Blue Wind • Blue Zambu • Under Your Spell • Baroque In Blue

ISBN-10: 1585604194
ISBN-13: 9781585604197

About Chris Tedesco; This Los Angeles based Trumpeter has distinguished himself as a jazz soloist, studio player, chamber artist, orchestral player, and musician contractor for over three decades. His trumpet can be heard on numerous recordings for Movies, Television, Records & Commercials as well as performing on countless live dates with some of the biggest names in music.

Chris’s latest CD release is a self-produced jazz project, Chris Tedesco – “Living the Dream”. The music has been recorded in the style of Sinatra & Basie at Capitol records circa 1962. It features eight Big Band tracks as well as two thirty-piece Studio Orchestra tracks.

Tedesco’s movie credits include: Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, Ironman, Finding Nemo, Road to Perdition, Batman Begins, Best in Show, The Mexican. His television credits include: American Idol, America’s Best Dance Crew, Ellen De Generes, Gossip Girl, King of Queens, The SAG Awards, The Latin Grammy’s, MAD TV, Star Trek, Fox NFL, Fox NBA, and Monday Night Football.

Recording credits include: Christina Aguilera, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra Jr., Harry Shearer, Joe Cocker, Natalie Merchant, Cheryl Bentyne, Pat Boone, Dwight Yoakum, Royal Crown Revue, Diane Schuur, Cher, Paula Abduul, and Robert Goulet. He has also recorded hundreds of TV & Radio commercials including playing jazz trumpet for Lexus radio & Cars.com.

Amongst numerous live performances his notables include: Blood Sweat & Tears, Tom Jones, Shakira, Frankie Valli, Don Rickles, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer, Michael Feinstein, Jim Belushi, John Tesh, The Moody Blues, Mel Torme, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra Jr., Nancy Wilson, Jack Jones, Lionel Hampton, Joe Cocker along with many classical, jazz and pop groups throughout the Los Angeles area.

Chris has conducted master classes and concerts at numerous educational facilities yet enjoys teaching privately and maintains a full roster of students. He also has a Christmas CD titled “Joy to the World” and a classical recording titled, “Introducing Chris Tedesco”, but dearest to his heart is his incredible big band release, “Living the Dream”.