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Trombone podcasts

Post by Nhtrombone » Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:39 pm

What are some of your favorite geeky trombone podcasts? I k ow there’s Brass Junkies and Michael Davis’ Hip Bone but what else is out there?
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Post by Mikebmiller » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:58 am

There is one called Brass Chats, which is like a less interesting version of Brass Junkies. It seems like the host just reads a set of pre-prepared questions to the guest instead of having an actual conversation.
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Post by tmarco97 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:01 am

Downstream has some great interviews with big name trombonists.
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Post by hyperbolica » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:02 pm

Horn Hangouts with Sarah Willis (Berlin Phil) has some interesting interviews from time to time:
https://sarah-willis.com/horn-hangouts/

...especially this one with the World Trombone Quartet, including Joe Alessi.
https://sarah-willis.com/episodes/the-w ... e-quartet/

Paul the Trombonist...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ6e1L ... RknwOQJv0A

And then of course Trent Hamilton:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC24Ole ... 6GqZRFxTRg

And Christopher Bill:
http://classicaltrombone.com/
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Post by harrisonreed » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:28 pm

Trent...bless the guy for being so enthusiastic....
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Post by Mikebmiller » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:59 pm

harrisonreed wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Trent...bless the guy for being so enthusiastic....
That guy really needs to get a decent video camera given the number of videos he posts. Nothing more exciting than a review of a $100 trumpet.
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Post by harrisonreed » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:21 pm

Mikebmiller wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:59 pm
harrisonreed wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Trent...bless the guy for being so enthusiastic....
That guy really needs to get a decent video camera given the number of videos he posts. Nothing more exciting than a review of a $100 trumpet.
I don't want to bash the guy. He puts up so many videos, and he clearly loves brass instruments. I haven't seen any of his stuff for years, but ... The videos that I have seen of his don't inspire confidence in his opinions of how well an instrument plays. How well an instrument is put together, maybe. But ... I wouldn't recommend him as a podcast or any sort of authority ...

Seeing him recommended next to some really great musicians (AND speakers!) like Sarah Willis and Ian Bousfield...kinda pinched a nerve.
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Post by Mikebmiller » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:40 pm

I had not heard of the Bousfield show before. I found it on Stitcher and listened to the first couple of episodes this afternoon. Good stuff.
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Post by hyperbolica » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:05 pm

harrisonreed wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:21 pm

Seeing him recommended next to some really great musicians (AND speakers!) like Sarah Willis and Ian Bousfield...kinda pinched a nerve.
I just posted Trent's link without passing judgment. He posts a lot of stuff. I sometimes find some of it informative or entertaining. He obviously aims his material at a younger crowd, and doesn't make any pretense of being a professional musician or technician. He does demonstrate a remarkable ability to pick up just about any brass instrument in any key and play it with some facility. He deserves some credit for that.

Frankly, Christopher Bill is only marginally less ... not even sure what word to use here. His recordings are so over-produced that they sound more like electronic music than real trombone performance. The music he arranges is frequently unperformable. I've seen him perform in person, and it was nothing short of cringeworthy. Still, he has found a way to carve out a living in today's music world, and he deserves some credit for that.

I'm sorry I didn't add the commentary to my original post, but I think everyone here is smart enough to form your own opinions. Both of these guys serve a purpose for their niche audience, which I take to be pre-college age musicians. I don't think we need to deride or ignore their contributions or that audience.
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Post by BGuttman » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:34 pm

I don't think Trent Hamilton is strictly for the younger crowd. I watch his videos as well and I'm certainly not young.

He does serve a purpose, and it's not pedagogy. He evaluates instruments. He demonstrates some odd or unusual instruments. Where else are you going to see a trombone quartet of 3 peashooters and a G bass? I also appreciate his ability to play anything from a soprano cornet to a BBb tuba. If you want to see marvelous playing, look elsewhere. But for entertainment he's good.

Sarah Willis' Horn videos have featured top level players on all brass instruments. Initially it was horn players, but she has branched out and you can see some really impressive trumpet, trombone, and tuba players as well. Also, it's more of a chat than a exhibition of super playing. You get super playing, but you also learn about the artist being interviewed. A neat one was when she got Wynton Marsalis to play horn. He was having a lot of trouble until she told him to throw the change valve to put it in Bb. Tnen he was off to the races.
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Post by Burgerbob » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:39 pm

tmarco97 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:01 am
Downstream has some great interviews with big name trombonists.
If you want to listen, here:

http://downstreamtrombone.libsyn.com/
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Post by Nhtrombone » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:43 am

hyperbolica wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Horn Hangouts with Sarah Willis (Berlin Phil) has some interesting interviews from time to time:
https://sarah-willis.com/horn-hangouts/

...especially this one with the World Trombone Quartet, including Joe Alessi.
https://sarah-willis.com/episodes/the-w ... e-quartet/

Paul the Trombonist...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ6e1L ... RknwOQJv0A

And then of course Trent Hamilton:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC24Ole ... 6GqZRFxTRg

And Christopher Bill:
http://classicaltrombone.com/
These are all great and I’m aware of all though the Sarah Willis one is less familiar. However, these are all video-based. I do a lot of driving and the podcast format I’m thinking of is audio - like a radio show. Any suggestions for that format - other than what’s been made - is appreciated.
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Post by bassclef » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:08 pm

Mikebmiller wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Nothing more exciting than a review of a $100 trumpet.
Oh, I disagree. Have you seen the one where he drops his contra?
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