About the film
Release Date: March 30, 1999
TRUMPET KINGS, a compilation from the world's largest privately owned jazz film library, presents an overview of this century's greatest jazz trumpeters. Host and performed Wynton Marsalis takes us through the stages of the development of the instrument, including the dixieland, sing, be-bop, 'cool', fusion and modern eras. The journey is made more exciting through the use of clips of the fabulous performers listed here.