Good classical trombone?

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Good classical trombone?

Post by araeed » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:09 am

Hey there,

I'm looking for some really great and fantastic classical players or recordings that you guys could recommend. Starting on trombone in a jazz enviroment really gave me a lot of jazz player to listen to, but almost no classical, unfortunately. Alessi, Lindberg, Pryor, Vernon and Markey are pretty much the only names I know, so any suggestions are open!

Much appreciated! :)
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by BGuttman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:58 am

A few suggestions to get you going:

Tenor Trombone
Michel Becquet
Alain Trudel
Ralph Sauer
Massimo LaRossa

Bass trombone:
Jeff Reynolds
Doug Yeo
Ben van Dyke
Bruce Guttman
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by LeTromboniste » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:53 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:58 am
Ben van Dyke
Ben van Dijk
Maximilien Brisson
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by BGuttman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:02 pm

Thanks for the correction.
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by LeTromboniste » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:33 pm

A few more ideas (plus broadening up the scope, because there's too much good trombone playing that is neither jazz nor "classical", which most often is taken to mean more strictly orchestral and/or solo from the orchestral and conservatory tradition)

Tenor trombone
Jorgen van Rijen, a fantastic trombonist with amazing artistic integrity. He has many recordings. Also crosses over genre boundaries.
Ian Bousfield
Gordon Wolfe

Bass trombone
Stefan Schulz
Brandt Attema

For new music
Some of the above plus the great Dave Taylor and Mike Svoboda
Check out Felix Del Tredici, an up and coming specialist of contemporary trombone who's already had several pieces written for him and will without a doubt be a major figure in that field in the decades to come


For earlier music played by specialists of historical trombones
My mentors Catherine Motuz and Charles Toet
Simen van Mechelen
Adam Woolf
Wim Becu
Greg Ingles
But mostly in that genre you should look for ensemble recordings (they usually involve combinations of the names above) - Concerto Palatino, Oltramontano, Caecilia Consort, Quicksilver, Dark Horse Consort to name a few. There is one CD in particular that every trombonist should own called Fede e Amor, hands down one of the best albums featuring trombone, ever.
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by Bach5G » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:43 pm

Zoltan Kiss
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by bcschipper » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:03 pm

Here you have four top classical players together:
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by BGuttman » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:24 pm

One more to add to my list: Weston Sprott
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by Mauriescalonaarg » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:37 am

Dietmar kublock
Peter steiner
Fabrice millischer

Everything depends on your musical tastes. I continue on the side of the French and German school
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by Vegasbound » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Branimir Slokar

Also there are a couple of old radio broadcasts of Denis Wick as a soloist
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by Cmillar » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:40 am

Jim Pugh's album: "X Over Trombone"

A 'must listen' to album if there ever were any.

And find the old album by Miles Anderson "Miles Anderson plays his trombone again".

Both albums prove that you DON'T need a large bore horn to play solo music.

Pugh plays an Edwards .500 and Anderson played (I believe) a .500 Bach 12 on his album
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by michaelrmurrin » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:58 pm

In addition the the players who have already been mentioned, I would add to the list:

Tim Higgins
Nitzan Haroz

Some of the absolute best playing and best trombone sound I've ever heard. They both have solo albums. (Both are tenor trombone players)
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by cmcslide » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:26 pm

Cmillar wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:40 am

And find the old album by Miles Anderson "Miles Anderson plays his trombone again".
Miles Anderson has this album in MP3 format on his website (www.trom-bown.com).
Professor of Low Brass, Coastal Carolina University
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by harrisonreed » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:31 am

Jorgen can Rijen is an enigma to me! Clearly he is one of the best soloists AS WELL AS orchestral section leaders, but his playing style is VERY different from where the whole trombone world seems to be going.

I remember in the 90s, teachers were cautioning students to not study Lindberg too intently, for fear that his bright (compared to american orchestral sections) sound and fast vibrato would influence the student. They had forgotten that in the 80s, Lindberg was considered to have an incredibly dark, huge sound.

Nowadays if you listen to van Rijen next to Lindberg, it's like listening to Lindberg in the 90s next to Alessi. Incredibly free playing, free vibrato, and a tone that is not like any other I have heard. Night and day. And playing like Lindberg did in the 90s is in vogue even in an orchestra setting these days.

I would say, don't sound like him in an orchestra, but he is a different player sitting in an orchestra. So, yes, sound like him in the orchestra, but not the him that you hear on his albums. Good luck trying to sound like him as a soloist -- there is only one Jorgen.
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Re: Good classical trombone?

Post by Cmillar » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:29 am

cmcslide wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Cmillar wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:40 am

And find the old album by Miles Anderson "Miles Anderson plays his trombone again".
Miles Anderson has this album in MP3 format on his website (www.trom-bown.com).
Thanks for the info! Need to hear that music again and his wonderful playing!
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