arr Robert Ramskill - trombone bass clef and piano
By: arr Robert Ramskill
As well as providing material which is enjoyable to play, the students musicality is developed by virtue of the fact that the pieces are genuine duos between the two instruments. The give and take between trombone or euphonium and piano necessitates careful listening and a sympathetic response from both performers.
... It Dont Mean a Thing • We Have All The Time in the World • The Girl from Ipanema • Surf Time • Big Deal • I Cant Give You Anything But Love • Midnight in Moscow • Bone Dry
\". . . there wasnt one we didnt enjoy playing. Both my pianist and I dont play jazz very much, but we had a throughly good time with the whole album.
The trombone parts are accessible, with a two-octave range (F–F) . . . The piano parts lie well under the hands (seemingly) and really enhance the soloists part.
These arrangements and originals would be good for pupils to play in school concerts or GSCE performances, or even for someone with more experience wanting a lollipop to fill in a recital. Good value for money and great fun.\"
Reviewed The Trombonist