Monthly Archives: May 2024

Did We Miss Something? tm (DB)6*. Were The BeaTles Holding Paul McCartney Back?

What would the Beatles sound like today? With two gone, and the others aged, is it even a valid question? Since the great songwriting and great singing were two of the bulwarks of the iconic band, perhaps the talented Dominic … Continue reading

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“Sliver of Moon” for Solo Guitar by David William Brubeck

Juan Calderon, a beautiful composer, was kind enough to record one of my 12 “Chili Dogs” for solo guitar. Like my “Stereograms”, for solo bass trombone, each “Chili Dog” is very different from the others. I have included a few … Continue reading

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Protected: Were the BeaTles Holding Paul McCartney Back? Did We Miss Something? tm No. 6

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Trombone Books I Recommend….No. 1

Tommy Dorsey, James Pankow, Trombone Shorty, J. J. Johnson, Arthur Pryor and Clay Smith? I cannot recall the author of the study, but seem to recall the conclusion well. After examining master musicians who had achieved success in their field … Continue reading

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The Album That Never Was… The Best Musicians I Have Performed With No. 4. The Incredible Barry Gibb, In Tribute to Sinatra

We had one rehearsal, and I went out for lunch with my string player friends before the concert. From their perspective, this was the most amazingly precise big band they had ever heard, much less performed alongside! They were quite … Continue reading

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