posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 06:59 PM
Greetings OP - I'm a trombone guy too, in fact, I make my living with Brass Instruments, so I guess you could say I'm a pro, or well on my way to
Yes I like Ska, not so much punk ska, but good, traditional clean ska really is a great type of music, reggae, dub, etc.... it's all good!
These days I'm really more into Jazz though, I just think that the scope of the improvisation required is much more complex, and it's great to
listen to what some of the true masters were able to do over chord changes, or even playing freely.
There is a great modern group called the New York Ska Jazz Ensemble, this is the kind of ska I like the best. You should check them out
www.myspace.com/NYSJE I think...
What kind of trombone do you play?
I'm a horn junkie, my pride and joy is a 1958 Conn 5G Valve Trombone, with a custom Copper bell. I also have a 1969 Conn 5G Valve Trombone, a 1956
Conn 10H Silver Plated Slide Trombone, and a Bach 12 made of regular brass.
Other than that, I also have and play a Euphonium, Bass Trumpet, and a Flugelhorn, and I can't forget of course, the Piano....
Tell us a bit about yourself, musical influences, goals, history etc.