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.
By Donn Schaefer • September 06, 2021 in Literature "Why another orchestral excerpt book?" The answer is that Douglas Yeo has provided an outstanding resource for the trombone community. Serious students and teachers will enjoy using this book as they "leave no stone unturned in their preparation."
By Peter Fielding • August 20, 2021 in Literature This is an excellent edition, demonstrating a labor of dedication, sharing both Randall Hawes' professional orchestral and teaching career while expanding access to Boris Grigoriev's etudes for a broader range of bass and tenor trombonists alike.
By Ben Bruflat • August 11, 2021 in Literature Finding a variety of chamber ensemble repertoire can be difficult for brass players who aren't in a quintet. Thanks to Musikverlag Uetz Music, there are now several new options available depending on your group's makeup and ability
By Mike Lomas • August 07, 2021 in Recordings I recommend this extraordinary performance to all trombonists as well as to anyone who loves music. Steiner and Hochwartner are an outstanding duo. We hope to be hearing a great deal more from them in the future.
By Ben Bruflat • July 12, 2021 in Recordings If you're a trombone player, a jazz musician, or just somebody looking for a good time, track down this product by the The Big Bad Bones as soon as possible. You won't be disappointed!
By Peter Fielding • May 13, 2021 in Literature Winner of the British Trombone Society's 2011-2012 Concerto Composition Competition, Dr. Todd Goodman's Trombone Concerto serves as a fine contribution to advanced contemporary solo trombone repertoire.
By Chris Waage • March 01, 2021 in Recordings The recording reviewed is of four early Romantic concertos for bass trombone performed on period-correct instruments by Aldo Caterina, bass trombone, and Giovanni Sabella, piano.
By Douglas Mark • February 24, 2021 in Recordings Domingo Pagliuca's 2019 debut solo album, Eternal Gratitude, was first conceived as a musical business card, but resulted in a GRAMMY award winning album and a tribute to a deep personal friendship.
By Peter Fielding • February 20, 2021 in Literature Crees and Rae have crafted a fine edition for the alto trombonist. Published by Brass Wind Publications, this carefully curated collection of 45 etudes embody its core pedagogical values. Far from a simple reengraving into alto clef, some etudes have been transposed and fit quite comfortably on the alto trombone.
By Craig Brenan • January 11, 2021 in Recordings This two-disc collection of music covers the gamut from intense driving modern jazz, free form improvisation, gospel choir(, moody, introspective, almost jam band-esque, to music that reveals hidden treasures as the music progresses.
By Michael P. Atkinson • December 31, 2020 in Recordings This is a sonically beautiful album, full of polished performances, each painted in unique instrumental colors which are radiant, perfectly balanced, and always well-situated in the stereo image, thanks to Nelson's sensitive engineering
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