Category Archives: Trombonists

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Trombone Shorty and Christian Scott As NBA Superstars

Thanks to a tweet by freeform, I was just hipped to this recent article in the Wall Street Journal by jazz writer Larry Blumenfeld about New Orleans wunderkinds Christian Scott and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. It’s well-done, so give it … Continue reading

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One Night Only! My Jack Teagarden Research at the IJS

This announcement is very last-minute, but if you’re in the NYC area and don’t have any plans tonight, come hear me give a talk at Rutgers-Newark’s Institute of Jazz Studies on my Master’s thesis research. The title of the talk … Continue reading

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Going to Montreal!

I will be presenting a paper in Montreal next month! Continue reading

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Tromboneliness at Jazz.com

While you’re here, I thought it would be worthwhile to point you to my latest (and perhaps last) contribution to jazz.com: The Dozens: Top Twelve Trombone Tracks I penned the reviews for them in the fall, and it’s finally up … Continue reading

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New Header!

When I started this blog, I chose the title Lubricity for a variety of reasons.  Most important among those was that I felt that it aptly described the ever-shifting state of the music today.  Well, jazz isn’t the only thing … Continue reading

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Big T and the Water Glass

I didn’t realize how much of a reaction I would get to my last post, but I haven’t found anything inspiring to follow it up.  I’m happy to see the negativity of the Teachout debate begin to fade, and to … Continue reading

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Two More Trombonists

Carl Fontana and Vic Dickenson join the Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Trombonists Past

I promised that I’d follow up my appreciation for Canada with a recap of the Toronto trip and the reason that I went: to look through Joe Showler’s collection of Jack Teagarden materials, living in his old house in the … Continue reading

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Duke’s Bones and More

Six new profiles up at jazz.com — including the famous trombone trio that shaped the Ellington sound in the 1930s. Continue reading

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Two Worthwhile Links

Links to a forgotten trombone master and some thoughtful criticism of new media jazz coverage. Continue reading

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