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Suggested Listening

  • Big Bands

    If you are delving into the world of playing in big bands, there are some arrangements and recordings you should be familiar with to successfully fill your role. This list is by no means exhaustive, but gives at least one or two key recordings or collections for each bandleader whose music you might encounter.

  • Trombone

    Classic recordings by a who's-who of trombone players. I've tried to list only one album per performer, and in so doing pick what I think is the best representation of their work. I'm always updating this list as stuff gets reissued, so check back often.

  • Jazz Trombone 1954-1964

    A list in-the-making for Matso Limtiaco's listening project and classes. Show him your support by visiting his website and blog for many great resources.

  • Composing and Arranging

    This list seeks to compile recordings that contain essential groups of compositions -- Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil" for example -- but also recordings that demonstrate classic arranging techniques and instrumentations.  If you are interested in becoming a better composer or arranger, start with this list for a solid foundation.