Erdmann's new book glowingly reviewed
The professor of music had his latest book, "How Jazz Trumpeters Play Music Today: Twelve Interviews on Technique, Style, and Aesthetic," reviewed in the professional trumpet journal International Trumpet Guild Journal.
Thomas Erdmann’s latest book, "How Jazz Trumpeters Play Music Today: Twelve Interviews on Technique, Style, and Aesthetic," received a glowing review in the latest issue (October 2017) of the International Trumpet Guild Journal. Garrett Schmidt, professor of trumpet at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, wrote, in part, the following.
“The book follows Erdmann’s 2010 publication, How Jazz Trumpeters Understand Their Music: Twenty-Seven Interviews… (Erdmann) has compiled informative interviews from an eclectic group of trumpet soloists, band leaders, composers, and teachers. Major recording artist Christian Scott, klezmer expert Frank London, Sly and the Family Stone trumpeter Cynthia Robinson, director of Jazz Studies at Chicago State University Pharez Whitted, composer and electronicist Cuong Vu, and the up-and-coming Tyler Kanershiro are among the twelve artists interviewed… The interviews read as pleasant conversations and illustrate Erdmann’s adept interviewing techniques… It is an informative resource for students and teachers of trumpet.”