|Art Farmer, Mark Isham|
The flumpet is a hybrid brass horn instrument that shares the construction and timbre qualities of a trumpet and flugelhorn. Commonly found in jazz music, the flumpet was invented by Art Farmer and is currently in production by David Monette. The Flumpet can be heard here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpWzMqmbl4I.
The flumpet borrows the three piston valve design of both the trumpet and flugelhorn and shares the same instrument length of a trumpet. The curves on the end of the flumpet have a resemblance to shepherd's crooks. The mouthpiece is deeply conical which tapers slightly, as opposed to the trumpet or flugelhorn mouthpiece which has an extreme taper to create a bowl shape. The sound of the flumpet is described as thicker and richer than a flugelhorn and more mellow and rounded than that of a trumpet.
Notable flumpet players
The Flumps, a BBC children's show that aired in 1977, starred a character, Grandpa Flump, who played the flumpet.
- "Flumpet II". Monette.
- Flumpet II - sales description at Monette
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