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What Have I Done? A Review

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.


The One Hundred: Essential Works for the Symphonic Bass Trombonist: A Review

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."


50 Etudes for Bass Trombone & Tenor Trombone with F Attachment: A Review

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.


Musikverlag Bruno Uetz Music for Brass: A Review

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


Sapphire: A Review

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.


Emergency Vehicle Blues by The Big Bad Bones: A Review

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!


Hear and Now: A Review

By Peter Madsen • May 26, 2021 in Recordings
Hear and Now is Presence, Vision, Passion, Inspiration, Reflection, Dialoge, Evolution, Action, Change.


Trombone Concerto by Todd Goodman: A Review

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.


Four Baßposaune Concertos from the Early Romantic Era 1820-1830: A Review

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.


Eternal Gratitude: A Review

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.


Georg Kopprasch 45 Selected Studies for Alto Trombone: A Review

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.


Nebulebula: A Review

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.


The Act of Vanishing: A Review

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


Concerto for Trombone by James A. Beckel Jr.: A Review

By Peter Fielding • December 14, 2020 in Literature
This work is an appealing and welcome addition to the solo trombone literature, appropriate for recital and featured solo with large ensemble alike.


A Field of Scarecrows: A Review

By Mark Rabideau • July 06, 2020 in Recordings
A Field of Scarecrows establishes John Kenny as something more than an artist-to-a-panel of his peers, but an artist to the world.


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