Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
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firstname.lastname@example.org | Knoxville, IA USA | 09/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this recording over 20 years ago on LP and was delighted to see it on CD. It is a must recording for any trombone and jazz enthusiast. I haven't listen to this recording in years,because I currently only have it on LP, but the CD release will be in my collection very soon. All of the artists featured were and still are icons of the instrument, and this is a recording that is an absolute must for both the student and professional alike. Don't miss out on this one, it is a classic."
Eli | Tromboneland,USA | 09/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The trombone is undoubtedly the coolest instrument in the world,and I think it was put to good use on this album.I like old jazz and swing,and if you like it too, then you will like this album."
A few good trombones
Robin Benson | 01/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thought the title of this CD a bit misleading, as on several tracks the instrument is no more prominent than any other instrument in these combos. Frank Rosolino is the only player to have just a rhythm section as accompaniment on tracks four to seven. The first seven tracks are from the old 78 days so they are no longer than three minutes then track eight, Lo-Fi, with Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Bill Hughes and Benny Powell allows everyone to shine for nine minutes. These four get another two tracks and the remainder of the CD are two groups with Bill Harris and Curtis Fuller as the featured players. Incidentally trumpeter Lee Morgan gives a great solo on Accident.
This is sixty-four minutes of good solid jazz dating from 1947 to 1960 but I think a better trombone album, recorded in 1957, is 'Four Trombones' (ASIN B000000ZDF) featuring JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green and Willie Dennis and a knockout rhythm section of John Lewis, Charlie Mingus and Art Taylor. Eight tracks and seventy-six minutes of heaven!
I think it is worth commenting on the packaging for The Trombone Album, it seems it was originally released as a double LP album and the inlay card is so badly produced that it still lists two tracks that would not fit on the CD. The notes, by John Litweller, are probably from the LP sleeves but are printed here in type so small that it is unreadable, likewise with the personnel and recording information, despite being surrounded by plenty of space on the back of the card. Denon Records marketing department seem to be run by amateurs.