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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 ...

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