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by C. Michael Bailey
Trombonitis. Alain Trudel and his merry trio add an unusual twist to the jazz quartet: a trombone-led ensemble. This is interesting because recordings where trombonist's are the leader, generally include another brass or reed instrument in the mix. The nimble Alain Trudel coaxes the most difficult brass instrument into its leadership position with grace and panache.
Trudel is a Montreal-born, classically-trained (Conservatoire de Montreal) trombonist who has already made a name for himself by releasing a collection of trombone concertos ...read more