Lee Morgan and Dizzy Gillespie were phenomenal trumpet players of their time. They both were influential in the development of many great jazz trumpeters like Lew Soloff, John Faddis and Arturo Sandoval.
Dizzy was a strong player with technical skills rarely seen before him on the trumpet. Besides his technical prowesses, he had a philosophical approach to the way the music was perform. One could hear him investigating alternate modes or strange neighbor tones. He could play strong as he could be smooth, fast, high and in tune. His playing still was very challenging at times Listen to his multi-faceted style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdvPuDxNFXM.
Lee Morgan was a strong and very collaborative player. With records spanning from 1956 to 1972, he had a very large discography. He performed with Coltrane, Dizzy, Cannonball etc... He was a very modal player and uses repetitive riffs with glissandi. Here is one of his albums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBLYYbDuLIo.
These are the first two performers I felt like using to introduce my blog. I hope they can inspire to dig deeper in order to follow in the footsteps of the great masters. Leave me some comments if you are so inclined.