In control III - trombonists

· August 21, 2008

This is not for the faint hearted, but well worth seeing.

Its a clip from a recording session of the film music to the movie Hellboy. And the sounds these dudes produces are just … well scary.

For any non-brass players I can tell you that to produce one of those “bursts” is hard. Really hard. To do 15 or so in a row is just amazing.

And now for something completely different. The best trombone player (not counting the bass trombone dudes above) in my opinion is Håkan Björkman. Here is a clip of him doing a cadenza of the Leopold Mozart’s Alto-trombone concerto. Very different - but still amazing.

Yeah - this is also something that shouldn’t be possible to accomplish. I have heared it live at the Stockholm Opera once.

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