10 trombones like 2 pianos

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10 trombones like 2 pianos

Post by Jimprindle » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:26 pm

As a high school kid in the early 60s, this is my first exposure to what trombones could do. Especially bass trombones. I have heard, from anecdote, that this was one of Bill Reichenbach’s favorite albums to listen to

You can find both sides on YouTube
60 years ago, but still some of the best trombone playing you can imagine.
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Re: 10 trombones like 2 pianos

Post by robcat2075 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:06 pm

How interesting! I've have never heard that before.
Would this be like the first big trombone ensemble on LP? Is there something earlier? Of any genre?
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Re: 10 trombones like 2 pianos

Post by Matt K » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:56 am

The J&K+6 was 1956:
https://www.discogs.com/JJ-Johnson-Kai- ... se/1074360

Also a great album.

Interesting question though I don't know when the first LP of that type of ensemble was. Could easily have been 20 years earlier but I'm not aware of one personally.
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Re: 10 trombones like 2 pianos

Post by marccromme » Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:03 pm

Great album, thanks for getting my attention to it.
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Re: 10 trombones like 2 pianos

Post by Jimprindle » Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:46 pm

I believe the original record album was to promote stereo phonic sound. If you had a good stereo, the left and right speakers featured each half of the trombones. It was incredible
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Re: 10 trombones like 2 pianos (1960)

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The Trombones Inc. (1958)

Post by flotrb » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:23 am

Here is one of my favorites:
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Tutti's Trombones (1966)

Post by flotrb » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:26 am

Unforgettable classic recording:
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Jay & Kai + 6 (1956)

Post by flotrb » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:28 am

The gold standard:
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Re: 10 trombones like 2 pianos

Post by VJOFan » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:51 am

Urbie Green did a 21 trombone album http://urbiegreen.com/?page_id=16. I had the Jay and Kai Octet album and my friend had the Green album. Fun listening parties.
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Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones (1955)

Post by flotrb » Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:00 am

The Four Freshmen - Four Freshmen and Five Trombones (1955)
"It reached number six nationally and resided on the charts for over eight months."
This was the first trombone album to reach the top ten.
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2001 EMI Music Distribution CD

1. Angel Eyes (3:33)
2. Love Is Just Around the Corner (2:01)
3. Mam'selle (3:05)
4. Speak Low (3:06)
5. The Last Time I Saw Paris (2:41)
6. Somebody Loves Me (2:07)
7. You Stepped Out of a Dream (2:17)
8. I Remember You (3:11)
9. Love (2:44)
10. Our Love Is Here to Stay (3:12)
11. You Made Me Love You (2:15)
12. Guilty (3:33)

Pete Rugolo Arranger
Frank Rosolino Trombone
Harry Betts Trombone
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Tommy Pederson Trombone
George Roberts Bass Trombone
Claude Williamson Piano
Joe Mondragon Bass
Barney Kessel Guitar
Shelly Manne Drums
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The Trombone Scene (1956)

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The Trombone Scene, recorded in 1956, includes 10 tunes arranged for five trombones and rhythm. The soloists, on the seven feature numbers are: "Slim Jim" (Jimmy Cleveland), "It Could Happen to You" (Urbie Green), "Hackin' Around" (Frank Rehak), "Indiana" (Willie Dennis), "Ham Bone" (Eddie Bert), "Sonny's Side" (Sonny Russo), and "Up and Out" (Jimmy Knepper).

Credits:
Trombones – Jimmy Cleveland, Willie Dennis, Urbie Green, Jimmy Knepper, Tommy Mitchell*,
Frank Rehack*, Sonny Russo
Bass – Burgher Jones
Drums – Sol Gubin
Piano/Arranger/Conductor – Elliot Lawrence
Arranger - Al Cohn
Engineer – Ray Hall
Producer, Liner Notes – Bob Rolontz

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, November 14, 19 and 26, 1956.
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