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Sliding Hammers: A Beautiful Friendship: Honoring Jay and Kai

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The Hammars, Karin and Mimmi Pettersson, are trombonists from Sweden. I don't know where, when or how they learned to play as well as they do, and don't especially care. What matters is that they seem able to do--quite easily--whatever is needed to be done on trombone. Their artistry is remarkable on this marvelous tribute to a couple of legendary trombonists, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, who helped serve as their inspiration.

First, as already noted, each of the Hammars is an accomplished trombonist, which is clear from the outset. There are times, in fact, when one could swear he ...



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