LISTEN TO ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT
Thelonious Monk wrote this classic around 1940 or ’41. It has the distinction of being the most recorded jazz standard composed by a jazz musician.
Appropriately, a version recorded by Monk’s quintet was added in 1993 to the Grammy Hall of Fame. Recorded on hundreds of albums, this iconic tune was memorialized by Herbie Hancock in his Academy Award winning score for the movie of the same name staring Dexter Gordon.
Being familiar with the great alto trombone playing of Michael Lake, I can attest that his words of wisdom don’t come from a theoretician, but from a remarkably accomplished artist. I highly recommend this great book!!”
– Cristian Ganicenco, Principal Trombone, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
I really like this interesting and well-disposed book. So many good thoughts, facts and tips on alto trombone. Good guidance for the searching alto souls out there. A must-have for the shelves.
– Håkan Björkman, Principal Trombone at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
I highly recommend Alto Trombone Savvy for players around the world wanting advice on handling the alto trombone at the highest level. Classical and jazz players both share the same challenges, and it’s great to have this book in either bass or alto clef to help answer some of those challenges.
– Carsten Svanberg, International Trombone Soloist and Professor of Trombone at the University of Music and Arts Graz
For anyone interested in learning to play the alto trombone, whether for classical or jazz, this book is a must. Clearly written, with excellent exercises and links to audio examples, Michael Lake has provided the trombone world with a wonderful new resource.
– Ralph Sauer, Former Principal Trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic