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Classification Aerophone
Inventor(s) Art Farmer
Developed David Monette
Related instruments
Trumpet, Flugelhorn
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.[1] The Flumpet can be heard here


  • Design 1
  • Notable flumpet players 2
  • Pop Culture 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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

Pop Culture

The Flumps, a BBC children's show that aired in 1977, starred a character, Grandpa Flump, who played the flumpet.


  1. ^ "Flumpet II". Monette. 

External links

  • Flumpet II - sales description at Monette

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