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whose playing do you prefer ?

Poll Results

Grachan Moncur III 5
J.J. Johnson 2
Bob Brookmeyer 2
Roswell Rudd 2
Curtis Fuller 2
Melba Liston 1
Wycliffe Gordon 1
Tyrone Hill 1
Julian Priester 1
George Lewis 1
Wayne Henderson 1
Tommy Dorsey 1
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews 1
Paul Rutherford 1
J.C. Higginbotham 1
Jeb Bishop 0
Dicky Wells 0
Juan Tizol 0
Jimmy Knepper 0
Robin Eubanks 0
Gail Brand 0
Charlie Green 0
Conny Bauer 0
Frank Rosolino 0
Steve Turre 0
Wolter Wierbos 0
Urbie Green 0
Nils Wogram 0
Conrad Herwig 0
Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton 0
Lawrence Brown 0
Eddie Bert 0
Britt Woodman 0
Phil Ranelin 0
Albert Mangelsdorff 0
Bill Harris 0
Glenn Miller 0
Miff Mole 0
Kai Winding 0
Buddy Morrow 0
Bennie Morton 0
Delfeayo Marsalis 0
Slide Hampton 0
Joseph Bowie 0
Wilbur de Paris 0
Kid Ory 0
Bennie Green 0
Al Grey 0
Vic Dickerson 0
Jack Teagarden 0

budo jeru, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:20 (two months ago) link

Oops, voted for Wycliffe before seeing Trombone Shorty

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:25 (two months ago) link

voted curtis fuller but props to miff mole and grachan moncur iii as well

and well all the rest of them that i've heard!

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:37 (two months ago) link

Very tough choices, as I'm a big fan of the jazz trombone, whether it's swing or Euro improv... but the first trombone solo that pops into my head is Roswell Rudd at the start of the first Liberation Music Ensemble, so he gets my vote.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:49 (two months ago) link

voted george lewis, but rudd was a star as well.

calzino, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 22:01 (two months ago) link

this is jack teagarden (trombone and vocals). the glass
mute on the second solo is all time


budo jeru, Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:03 (two months ago) link

Write-in vote for George Chisholm!

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 2 April 2020 15:11 (two months ago) link

Gave a courtesy vote to Bob Brookmeyer. I bought a few 20th c 'classical' LPs on Discogs that came from his collection. He was teaching in my state at the end of his life.

Revolutionary Girl Utrenja (Tom Violence), Thursday, 2 April 2020 16:17 (two months ago) link

write in vote for ray anderson

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 2 April 2020 16:34 (two months ago) link

wow is ray anderson really your favorite trombonist ? what’s a good place to start in his catalogue ?

budo jeru, Thursday, 2 April 2020 16:46 (two months ago) link

The trombone is an instrument of power imo, and bop/post-bop often sells it short. My favorite trombonists are either from New Orleans (Corey Henry, Stafford Agee, etc), Willie Colon, or like North Carolina shout choir musicians whose names I don't know.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 April 2020 17:48 (two months ago) link

Tough choice between George Lewis ("Homage to Charles Parker" is one of my alltime favorite pieces of music) and Jeb Bishop (imo he buried a bunch of very heavy hitters at the Brotzmann Tentet +2 show I saw in SF).

Miami weisse (WmC), Thursday, 2 April 2020 18:11 (two months ago) link

can I just recommend any trombone fans to check out Don Drummond? I usually don't fuck with ska but he is amazing.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 2 April 2020 18:19 (two months ago) link

Fuller is without a doubt the secret weapon in the Blue Note arsenal.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 2 April 2020 19:24 (two months ago) link

ray anderson on braxton's performance(quartet)1978 or seven compositions 1978, or any of the bass drum bone stuff.

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 2 April 2020 20:51 (two months ago) link

cool, thanks

budo jeru, Thursday, 2 April 2020 20:57 (two months ago) link

Julian Priester is someone I know nowt about but he played on Duke Ellington's New Orleans Suite. I dearly dearly love that album.

calzino, Thursday, 2 April 2020 22:08 (two months ago) link

Try Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi albums - Mwandishi, Crossings and Sextant - to hear Priester. He's also got a great early '70s album of his own, Love, Love, on ECM.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 2 April 2020 22:40 (two months ago) link

^ yes.

phil who gets yr vote ?

budo jeru, Thursday, 2 April 2020 23:11 (two months ago) link

I like Wycliffe Gordon because of his sense of humor, he can play anything but sometimes it's just animal noises.

There's a trombonist named John Allred who used to play in Harry Connick Jr's band, he's great, just always in total control. The two of the made a record that's pretty fun for trombone heads:

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 2 April 2020 23:57 (two months ago) link

xp calz thanks for inspiring me to spin the duke rec
been a while
last track is just killing me

budo jeru, Friday, 3 April 2020 00:41 (two months ago) link

Hands down, J.J.


birdistheword, Friday, 3 April 2020 00:44 (two months ago) link



budo jeru, Monday, 6 April 2020 05:17 (one month ago) link

grachan! highly recommend this two-fer. arguably my favorite of any of the byg stuff i've heard.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 05:14 (one month ago) link

my second choice after ray anderson would be michael dessen

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 18:25 (one month ago) link

Here's some United House of Prayer trombone for you:

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 18:59 (one month ago) link

Ok I'd forgotten how stunning the band is on 'Evolution'

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 14:49 (one month ago) link

xp because this is a poll about jazz trombone i didn’t make room for the art music / avant-garde / academic types like stuart dempster or michael dessen

budo jeru, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 18:06 (one month ago) link

although it’s true that there are hundreds of amazingly talented trombonists and these polls can only accommodate 50 options

budo jeru, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 18:08 (one month ago) link

also Jordan yeah the “evolution” band rips

budo jeru, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 18:32 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 18 April 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 19 April 2020 00:01 (one month ago) link

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