Cecil Bridgewater - Trumpeter, Educator, Composer, Arranger, Producer

Cecil sound check at the Apollo

As I Live And Breathe by Cecil Bridgewater

For trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00


The third movement of a suite entitled, Chattahoochee Red.  The entire suite is recorded on Max Roach's CD entitled, "Chattahoochee Red" on the Columbia Record label and the Uptown String Quartet's CD entitled, "Just Wait A Minute" and on Cecil's CD "I Love Your Smile."

Cheeka's Dance by Cecil Bridgewater. For trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00

A Latin piece  that is included on "Mean What You Say" by Cecil on the Brownstone Record Label and by Houston Person on his CD entitled "The Talk Of The Town," Muse Records.


Dear Trane by Ron Bridgewater

For trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00


An unusual ballad dedicated to John Coltrane and included on Michael Carvin's Muse CD, "Between Me And You" and on "Lightning and Thunder" by the Bridgewater Brothers on the Denon label

I Love Your Smile by Cecil Bridgewater

Flugelhorn, tenor, piano, bass and drums, but it can be played by just about any instrumentation.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00

The title track from Cecil's Mesa/BlueMoon CD "I Love Your Smile," is a medium tempo bossa nova. In addition to Cecil's recording, it has been recorded by Richard 'Groove' Holmes on his Muse CD "Hot Tat" and by Buck Hill on his as yet unreleased Muse CD. It is included in the orchestral piece, "New Dawn" that was commissioned by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony.

In The Open by Ron Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums

Grade: 5-6 Price: $50.00

An unusual twelve bar blues because of the harmonic and melodic approach.  The composition is included on the CD "Mean What You Say


Louisiana Strut by Cecil Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums

Grade: 5-6 Price: $50.00

Recorded on Cecil's CD "Mean What You Say" in a quintet format evokes the feeling of New Orleans' "second line.

Magic by Cecil Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums

Grade: 5-6 Price: $50.00

A fast paced long meter-blues dedicated to Earvin"Magic" Johnson.  This piece has been recorded by Cecil Bridgewater on "ILove Your Smile," Mesa/BlueMoon; by Max Roach on "Pictures In A Frame," Soul Note Records and by Grover Mitchell's Big Band on "Hip Shakin'," Ken Records.


Never Too Young To Dream by Ron Bridgewater
Flugelhorn, tenor, piano, bass, drums and voice.

Grade: 5-6 Price: $50.00

A beautiful ballad with composition by Ron Bridgewater and lyric and arrangement by Cecil Bridgewater. Included on Cecil's CD, "I Love Your Smile." Originally recorded as an instrumental on Michael Carvin's Muse CD, "Between Me And You

No Strings Attached by Vanessa Rubin

Trumpet, piano, bass and drums.

Grade: 5-6 Price: $50.00


A medium tempo composition with unusual chord changes that is included on Cecil's CD "Mean What You Say"

Samba, Para Ustedes Dos by Cecil Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums.

Grade: 5-6 Price: $50.00


A fast paced samba and is part of a suite called "Generations Suite" on the Denon Label.  Also included on Cecil's CD, "I Love Your Smile" on the Mesa/BlueMoon Record Label


Demon Upstairs by Ron Bridgewater Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums

Grade: 5-6 Price: $50.00

A fast paced composition that goes back and forth between Latin and swing rhythms.

Blues All Day Long by Cecil Bridgewater


Trumpet, tenor, piano (organ), bass and drums

Grade: 5-6 Price: $50.00


A medium tempo blues line that has been recorded by Richard 'Groove' Holmes on his Muse CD entitled, "Blues All Day Long" and by Buck Hill on the Muse Label that is as yet un-released


Blues For 'Paign by Cecil Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, piano (organ), bass and drums.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00


An old style blues that was recorded on Jack McDuff's CD entitled, "Re-Entry," on the Muse Label

I Gotta Go by Cecil Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, guitar, piano (organ), bass and drums

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00


An unusual blues that is included on a recording by Jack McDuff on his CD entitled, "Re-Entry," on the Muse Label

Just For You by Cecil Bridgewater

Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00


A medium tempo bossa nova composition that has been recorded by Houston Person on his Muse recording, "Toast Of The Town."

Off The Beaten Path by Cecil Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, guitar, organ and drums, but other instrumentation's are also possible.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00

Included on a recording by Jack McDuff on "Another Real Goodun'," on the Muse label.

What's Gonna Be Is Gonna Be by Cecil Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00


An unusual ballad dedicated to Cecil's uncle, Ramon Scott.  Recorded by John Stubblefield in a quintet setting.

WEFE (WE-FAY) by Cecil Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00

A ballad that is included on a recording, "Manhattan Blaze" on the Denon label

Water Bridge - Mizu Hashi San by Ron Bridgewater
Trumpet, tenor, piano, bass and drums.

Grade: 4-5 Price: $50.00


A composition in 3/4 time that is included on a recording called "Jon and Billy," by Jon Faddis and Billy Harper on the Trio Label