Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Meet Mr. Roberts
on CD at Last!

I am still hanging onto my vinyl record of Meet Mr. Roberts in all of it's cheesy glory!  It's a product of it's time...solo bass trombone "elevator music."  George Roberts and Edward Kleinhammer are both largely responsible for the development of the modern bass trombone sound.  This is the "source"...the well where all bass trombonists draw their water from.  It is where you must begin if you are to understand what the bass trombone is supposed to sound like...effortless, beautiful and lyrical.  Yes, the bass trombone is a wonderful and uniquely melodic instrument.  We are all in your debt Mr. Roberts!

For those of you who don't already have this in your collection, you can grab a copy at Amazon by clicking on the album cover below...

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