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Trombone - Jazz Masterclass

Jez Nelson presents a Jazz Masterclass with trombonist Dennis Rollins.

A celebration of one of the most misunderstood instruments in music - the trombone. Often passed off for its comedy effect, trombonist Dennis Rollins and Jez Nelson show how the instrument has been used in the world of jazz and the diverse range of sounds the instrument is capable of making. With analysis of classic recordings including tracks by trombone legends Jack Teagarden, Fred Wesley and J J Johnson.

Dennis also gives us a short history of the instrument as well as providing a masterclass demonstrating some of the key techniques used as well as telling us about the components of the instrument (valve, slides, buttons).

45 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Dennis Rollins


  • 00:02

    Vic Dickenson

    Suspension Blues

  • 00:07

    J. J. Johnson

    Jay Bird

  • 00:11

    Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s

    Blow Your Head

  • 00:15

    Robin Eubanks


  • 00:20

    Jack Teagarden


    Performer: Bobby Hackett, c; Jack Teagarden, tb; Pee Wee Russell, cl; Bud Freeman, brass b; Jess Stacy, p; Eddie Condon, g; Artie Shapiro, b; Geoge Wettling, d. 30th April 1938.
  • 00:26

    Sarah Gail Brand

    Together Alone

  • 00:36

    Curtis Fuller

    Five Spot After Dark

  • 00:43

    The Freedom Sounds feat. Wayne Henderson



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