Welcome to Trumpeter Marvin Stamm's web site!
Here, you can check out Videos of Marvin's quartet in performance, read his Biography, look at present and past issues of his newsletter Cadenzas, listen to his recordings, check out his Schedule, and email him. Also, the web page, In Response, has been created for those of you desiring to respond, pro or con, to the articles written here or who want to express your personal views about pertinent subjects such as music and education or other matters relating to our culture and today's society.
All of Marvin Stamm's CDs listed on the CD page are available by credit card directly from this web site. Those of you who still prefer to buy with check or money order can do so through his email or snail mail address below - and, of course, at live performances. Ordering instructions and prices for CDs are available on the CDs page.
Three recordings were released in 2007: Alone Together, a DVD/CD set, featuring his quartet with pianist Bill Mays, bassist Rufus Reid, and drummer Ed Soph; Fantasy, the first recording by the Inventions Trio, released on Palmetto Records; The Nearness of Two, a duo performance of Mr. Stamm and pianist/vocalist Dena DeRose, recorded “live” at the Ancona Jazz Festival in Ancona, Italy. The Inventions Trio released its second CD, The Delaware River Suite, in September of 2008.
Released in March 2005 is The Stamm/Soph Project - Live at Birdland on the Jazzed Media Label. Co-led with drummer Ed Soph, this CD again features Stamm's working quartet with long-time band-mates pianist Bill Mays and bassist Rufus Reid. Guitarist John Abercrombie guests on four tracks. Recorded in the famous NYC Jazz club, this CD showcases the quartet in "live" performance rather than a studio setting. Marvin says, “Working with these musicians as a group - Ed, Bill, and Rufus - always produces very special moments. None of us takes these events for granted nor looks upon them as just another gig. Each of us really comes to play!” For me, performing with this group is a pinnacle of sorts because these are the guys with whom I want to play; they are my choice!”
Marvin released two CDs in November 2000 on his Marstam Music label. The first, a duo CD entitled By Ourselves, documents his long-time collaboration with pianist Bill Mays and presents eleven tracks among which are "Beautiful Love," "You and the Night and the Music," Sonny Rollins' "Airegin," and Dizzy's beautiful "Con Alma." The second CD, The Stamm/Soph Project, is a quartet project created with drummer Ed Soph that features bassist Rufus Reid and pianist Bill Mays; saxophonist Dave Liebman also guests on three tracks. This disk contains ten compositions including Thad Jones' classic, "Three and One," Miles Davis' beautiful masterwork, "Nardis," and Clifford Brown's eternal "Joy Spring." MP3 sound clips from both these CDs are accessible on this site from the CDs page.
Current reviews of the three CDs above can be found on the CD Reviews page. Reviews of live performances, including Marvin's recent "Jazz at the Kennedy Center" appearance, can be found on the Performance Reviews page.
November 2001 saw the release of Elegance, a quartet CD featuring the remarkable young pianist from Sweden, Stefan Karlsson, along with bassist Tom Warrington and drummer Eliot Zigmund.
Recent past recordings include Bop Boy (1991), featuring Bob Mintzer, tenor sax; Terry Clarke, drums; Phil Markowitz, piano; and Lincoln Goines, bass; and Mystery Man (1993 - no longer available), again featuring Mintzer and Clarke, but this time in the company of bassist Mike Richmond and the young piano wizard, Bill Charlap.
For those of you who may be new to Marvin Stamm, Scott Yanow has stated in the All-Music Guide that Marvin is "an excellent bop-based trumpeter and has been a busy session player during much of his career". Marvin was trumpet soloist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra 1961-62, then toured with Woody Herman during 1965-66. He gained considerable recognition for his playing with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (1966-72) and the Duke Pearson Big Band (1967-70), as well as performing with Frank Sinatra (1973-74) and the Benny Goodman Sextet (1974-75) all the while advancing a career performing in the NYC recording studios (1966 -89). Since the late 80s, he has eschewed studio work to pursue a solo career and concentrate all his efforts on his first love, Jazz.
130 Titicus Rd.
North Salem, NY 10560
telephone - 914-277-5651
Marvin's CDs are available here at marvinstamm.com via secure credit card transaction on the CDs page.