Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has been a jazzer all his life and grew up listening to late night jazz radio shows featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Miles Davis, and Chet Baker.
Although he is skilled in New Orleans and Contemporary jazz styles, he is a hard swinging mainstream trumpeter with the jazz legacy under his belt.
Here are a few tunes to stream from his JazzWeek charting albums Come Out Swingin' and Swingin' Affair and some live videos, including Night in Tunisia, that tell his story:
Blue Miles (solo at 3:30)
Senor Blues (solo at 1:05)
Nutville (solo at 2:00)
Lover Come Back To Me (solo at 3:00)