Lewis, George / Solo Trombone Record, The
Album: Solo Trombone Record, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lewis, George   Added:Jan 2016
Label:Delmark Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-01-20 Pull Date: 2016-03-20 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 20 Feb 28 Feb 21 Feb 14 Feb 7 Jan 24
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 25, 2016: Rebop
Lush Life
4. Feb 26, 2016: Rebop
Untitled Dream Sequence
2. Mar 18, 2016: Rebop
Toneburst (Piece For 3 Trombones Simultaneously)
5. Feb 17, 2016: Minimum Entropy
Toneburst (Piece For 3 Trombones Simultaneously)
3. Mar 17, 2016: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [W16H]
Toneburst (Piece For 3 Trombones Simultaneously)
6. Feb 10, 2016: Home on the Range
Phenomenology, Toneburst (Piece For 3 Trombones Simultaneously)

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2016-01-12
The Solo Trombone Record by New York trombone player, composer, electronic performer, installation artist, scholar, and MacArthur Fellow, George Lewis, is an absorbing exercise of avant-garde jazz executed with a great sense of exploration and experimentation. This reissue, originally released in 1976 and recorded in one day, has been remastered from the original master tapes and finds a then young 24-year-old trombonist playing horn solo on his debut with masterful technical ability and a pronounced interest in mixing both traditional and unconventional jazz melodies and harmonies. Deeply moving.

RIYL: Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Derek Bailey.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2 and 3

1. (20:11) **Toneburst (Piece For 3 Trombones Simultaneously) – Fascinating composition constructed around three overdubbed trombone parts. Sometimes pulsating, sometimes crooning. Just beautiful.
2. (7:52) Phenomenology – Simultaneously rhythm & blues and visionary. Amazing plunger technique.
3. (7:17) *Untitled Dream Sequence – Just like how music sounds in a dream.
4. (6:00) *Lush Life – Poignant rendition of Billy Strayhorn’s piece. Cinematic.

Track Listing
1. Toneburst (Piece For 3 Trombones Simultaneously)   3. Untitled Dream Sequence
2. Phenomenology   4. Lush Life