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Excalibur: A Review 
Inventive new big band CDs are rare. Important new jazz trombone CDs are even rarer. And so, Excalibur by the Steve Wiest Big Band is a double treat. Each track is like a bold journey into uncharted territory, exploring lands previously unknown, but ultimately inviting and friendly.


It's Fine...It's Andy: A Review 
Although this new CD by talented West Coast trombonist Andy Martin is dedicated to Rosolino’s memory, it is not one of those slavish, and oh, so dull, “tribute albums.” While others may believe that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” Martin understands that, in jazz, flattery will get you nowhere. So he pays tribute to Rosolino’s legacy by absorbing it and building upon it to create his own personal musical statement.


Trombone con Sazon by The Latin-Jazz Coalition led by Demetrios Kastaris 
In the seventeen years since Kastaris founded his Latin-Jazz Coalition, “El Griego Rumbero” (“The Greek Rumba Player”) and his band have performed regularly in and around New York City. Now, with the help of some stellar guest artists, they have made a most welcomed recording debut with this engaging and excellent CD, Trombón con Sazón (Trombone with Spice).


The Other Side: A Review 
In 1992, at the age of 28, Latin jazz trombonist Chris Washburne was diagnosed with nerve cancer in his face. The doctors gave him a 50 percent chance of surviving the operation, a zero percent chance of ever playing the trombone again. So, just before checking into the hospital, he insisted on playing one last gig. When the night ended he turned to his band and told them, "SYOTOS": "see you on the other side."


Get 2 It: A Review 
Eubanks' most recent CD release, "Get 2 It," is unquestionably the best recorded example to date of the acoustic-electronic fusion that he has so successfully pioneered.


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.


Tribute to J. J. Johnson 
Frequent author for the OTJ Bob Bernotas offers this tribute to J. J. Johnson.


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.


Masterclass with Grover Mitchell: Advice for Lead Trombonists 
The best lead players are usually very good basic players. Tone, concept and intonation are a must. You also need good technique and good range, and must know how to lead. Finally, a lead trombone player has to work with the lead trumpet and lead alto.


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.


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