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An Interview with Abbie Conant: Part One 
If all you know about Abbie Conant is her experiences with the Munich Philhamonic, consider taking a few minutes to learn about the other 99% of this great musician.


An Interview with Benny Powell 
"Being a jazz musician," Benny Powell maintains, "is an honorable profession." Best known for his 12-year tenure with Count Basie, he has worked extensively on Broadway, television, and recordings. Powell also has made his name as a leader in his own right, a respected teacher, and a dedicated activist in the cause of jazz.


An Interview with Bill Pearce 
Because Bill Pearce is not widely known to today's generation of trombonists, I asked Bill if he would do this interview with me for the Online Trombone Journal, so both players who have admired him for so long and those who do not know of him could hear him tell his story.


An Interview with Conrad Herwig 
From Jack Teagarden's innovations in alternate positions and lip flexibility, to Lawrence Brown's supple lyricism, from J.J. Johnson's appropriation of bebop articulation to Frank Rosolino's range and speed, jazz trombonists have discovered ways to do what previously was considered "impossible" on their horns. Likewise with Conrad Herwig. He is a trombonist for the twenty-first century, and he's here today.


An Interview with Grover Mitchell 
Grover Mitchell received his first big-time experience in the 1950s, subbing with Lionel Hampton and Duke Ellington. In 1962 he joined Count Basie and played with him for a total of 12 years over two stints. At the time of this interview, Mitchell was leading a big band of his own.


An Interview with Grover Mitchell: Part 2 
Grover Mitchell joined Count Basie's band in 1962 and built his reputation as a lead and ballad player. He spent the 1970s working in the Hollywood studios, rejoined Basie in 1980, and stayed with him until the Count's death four years later. In July 1995—a year before this interview was conducted—Mitchell took over the leadership of the Count Basie Orchestra.


An Interview with J. J. Johnson 
J.J. Johnson was the first trombonist to translate the intricacies of bebop onto his demanding instrument. His rich, dark tone and virtually flawless command of the horn became the barometers by which all subsequent trombonists have been measured. But for all his virtuosity, Johnson never abandoned the elusive quality that is essential to all great jazz: feeling, passion, soul.


An Interview with Norman Bolter and Carol Viera 
In this interview, Boston Symphony trombonist Norman Bolter and his wife Carol Viera share their vision of what music and music making can and should be, and how their concerts, seminars, recordings and publishing projects help musicians get closer to the "essence" of what led them to music in the first place.


An Interview with Slide Hampton 
Ask any jazz trombonist to name his or her three favorite players on the instrument, and chances are one of them will be Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton. As highly regarded for his writing as he is for his playing, Hampton also serves as role model, patron, and godfather to a new generation of trombonists.


An Interview with Steve Turre 
Steve Turre is, as a perceptive writer once described him, a "trombone evangelist." Tired of the trumpet-saxophone monopoly, he is out there spreading "the Gospel according to J.J. and Slide," demanding due attention and respect for his instrument. One of our most accomplished (and visible) trombonists. Turre is also the undisputed king of the shell players.


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