Trumpets & Crumpets

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  1. Sempre Trumpet Paul Griffin 1:37
  2. Fanfare For The Common Man-Brass Paul Griffin 2:42
  3. MacArthur Park-Fluglehorn Paul Griffin 6:09
  4. Can't Buy Me Love-Lead Trumpet With Ella Fitzgerald Paul Griffin 2:57
  5. Hejre Kati Paul Griffin 3:08
  6. You've Changed Paul Griffin 3:58
  7. Starting Something Paul Griffin 4:27
  8. Quiet City-Master Paul Griffin 8:59
  9. Trumpet Crumpet Paul Griffin 0:38
  10. The Lady Is A Tramp Paul Griffin 4:48
  11. Trumpet Duet #1 Paul Griffin 0:27


This cd was a last minute decision to create and I remain remorseful that it wasn’t at the top of my list. As mentioned elsewhere on this web site, my trumpet playing career came to an abrupt end when I fell from a stage during a performance for the governor of New York, (Mario Cuomo) and I sustained serious and permanent injury to my cervical and lumbar spine. I had always intended to record some of my favorite trumpet solos and styles, but the dynamics of playing the trumpet are such that along with the discouraging prognosis’ of several top Park Avenue spinal surgeons, to continue playing the trumpet was not to be in my future. This cd is a compilation of a few of the recordings that I had archived for a “rainy day.” “Funny, That Rainy Day Is Here.” (Which song I recorded as a trumpet and vocal performance and can be seen in the video production above.) 

6 thoughts on “Trumpets & Crumpets

  1. Wayne Colburn says:

    Been enjoying your playing. You were a great trumpet player. Your Dad was one of the best. I played for s few years as a kid. My grandfather also played with the Benny Goodman band like your Father did. But he was with him before your Dad and Harry James. My Grandfather was Bunny Berigan. I am sure he knew your Dad. Your Dad Chris Griffin had a wonderful sound. Love your playing too. Sorry about your accident. You should be famous too.Thanks Wayne Colburn

    • Paul says:

      My goodness…what a special surprise! Your grandfather was an absolute legend. Somebody, whom all trumpet players aspired to emulate. Thank you so much for connecting and commenting. In case you haven’t seen it yet, there is a link here, to a tribute about my father….where I have also mentioned your grandfather. What a history we are privileged to share. There is a video on that page of my dad’s tribute to your grandfather with his version of: “I Can’t Get Started.”

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