By Tom Lukowicz • May 05, 2022 in Literature Timothy Bower's Sonata for Bass Trombone and Piano brings a new flavor into the bass trombone repertoire. Each movement contains unique ensemble challenges that, when executed correctly, can make the piece come to life and provide the listeners with an intriguing fifteen-minute performance.
By Ben Bruflat • April 11, 2022 in Literature For a strong ensemble that is up to the challenge and seeking new repertoire to add to their library, Alyssa Reit's brass quintet is a worthy addition and one that will hopefully excite future audiences the way it has excited this reviewer
By Mike Lomas • February 26, 2022 in Literature This is a significant achievement. Indeed, Megumi Kanda has produced a major addition to our repertoire, and I would recommend it to any serious teacher or player of our instrument.
By Peter Tijerina • February 01, 2022 in Recordings Getting in touch with one's heritage is a key component to fully understanding oneself and trombonist and euphoniumist Altin Sencalar has done just that with his latest jazz album, Reconnected.
By Bjorn Swanson • January 10, 2022 in Literature Finding chamber music suitable for developing trombonists can pose a difficult challenge. Fortunately, two recent publications from Musikverlag Uetz Music, a quartet by Ernst-Thilo Kalke and a trio arranged by Eric Kania, have made this search a little easier.
By Ben Bruflat • December 28, 2021 in Recordings Mike Hall brings trombone repertoire back into the 18th century, inspiring his audience to join him in this album of old-meets-new. While other artists may be looking forward, Hall proves that there is still much to be learned by looking back.
By Peter Tijerina • December 15, 2021 in Recordings This album is for the listener who wants to experience a series of accessible and full-hearted jazz music, jam-packed with modern bebop, blues, and gospel playing from top-tier musicians.
By Peter Fielding • December 05, 2021 in Literature Ying-Chen Kao's Ancient Memory is an unaccompanied trombone solo incorporating Northeast Asian vocal and instrumental folk influences to expand contemporary trombone soundscape and techniques.
By Peter Fielding • October 12, 2021 in Literature Benny Sluchin's Alto Trombone Tutor is an impressively curated collection of etudes, duets, and solo materials that will serve both developing and seasoned alto trombonists and tenor trombonists alike.
By Ben Bruflat • October 01, 2021 in Literature In a world of excess, it is difficult to stand out in the crowd, but John Sipher manages to do so with this collection of solos for trombone and loop pedal.
By Michael Dease • September 23, 2021 in Literature It is worth the price of the book to read Mulcahy's persuasive insights to evergreen performance topics such as legato playing, interpretation, and ornamentation.
By Craig Brenan • September 15, 2021 in Recordings Neumeister is a solely unique trombonist. His solos are filled with his own 'language;' expressive, fun, playful, even perhaps a bit dangerous. The trombone in Neumeister's hands is a vehicle to make his intentions heard. Neumeister is a risk-taker, he is a seemingly fearless individual.
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