Before you say “I don’t want to listen to classical music” let me just tell you that fun trumpet music does exist, in abundance, and I’ve put a lot of it right here. See the thing is, you simply cannot learn to play well if you don’t listen to great players, that’s just how it is! Below is a list of influential, Grammy-winning, groundbreaking trumpet albums. However, it’s not a final list. It’s simply a tiny fraction of what’s out there waiting to be played. If you never listen to trumpet music and simply don’t know how to get started, pick something from here. Whether your taste is latin jazz, classical, orchestral or even pop, you will find something here to throw in your iPod. Enjoy.