|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 (brass) 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. During its creation, metal-worker David Monette wanted to produce an instrument that broke design barriers but ultimately maintained its usefulness.
Notable flumpet players
- (Obituary) (1999). "Flumpet Creator Succumbs". Jet – via EBSCOhost.
- "Flumpet II". Monette.
- Dawson, Gary (1998). "David Monette and Tami Dean: Harmonic Collaboration". Metalsmith. no. 3.
- Andrews, Laura (October 16, 1997). "Art Farmer's Silk Road - A Triumph of the Flumpet". New York Amsterdam News, Issue 42 – via EBSCOhost.
- Yates, David (1977). "The Flumps". 80's Cartoons. BBC.
- Flumpet II - sales description at Monette
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