Saturday, September 24, 2011

Brass beauty!

Did you know that there are trombones for regular classical symphony music and a separate one for jazz. I learnt that gem at a recent recital I went to cover at the Alliance. The performer, a Frenchman from Lyon began the first half of the programme with classical pieces composed by French composers.The duet he played along with fellow Frenchman Jamal Moquadem on the piano thrilled a packed hall of music lovers for over an hour.

In the second half of the show the duo wowed the audience with their skill and mastery over true blue Jazz tunes dating back to Herbie Hancock and Duke Ellington's era.Thats when Eric asked for a few seconds to go off stage and bring on his Jazz Trombone! Most definitely the sounds that eminated from his Jazz trombone were silky smooth, mellow and very very sexy! True blue jazz!

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