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Trombone

Read "Trombone" reviewed by Bob Bernotas


The trombone was an essential component of the brass parade bands that were a staple of black social and cultural life in many southern cities around the turn of the twentieth century. As these bands evolved into collectively improvising jazz ensembles, the trombone became an equal partner of the clarinet and cornet, filling in the root notes of the harmony and providing a low-register counterpoint to the melody line. The first black jazz band from New Orleans to record was ...


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