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From the very beginning, the TA trombone was conceived and crafted to meet and exceed the demands of professional trombonists throughout the world. From world-famous symphony stage to intimate recital hall. An instrument with the ability to span every aspect of trombone performance. Designed, tested, and proven with orchestral players from St. The T is an instrument meant to crown the low brass section while still blending with the orchestra. At the same time, it must be able to perform center stage as a solo instrument. An important balance often overlooked in trombone design and manufacture. At the time of its introduction, the TA tenor became an industry leader for design innovation and performance. Revolutionary approaches to bracing systems, materials, and manufacturing techniques resulted in a trombone unlike anything else on the market.
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Im a junior that plays tenor in big band and doubles on tenor and bass in wind orchestra. The biggest problem I have faced is not determining size, but determining what brand is the best for both myself and most other players. The top brands that I've seen are:. Of course im aware that it is mostly personal when deciding mouthpieces. But looking at the mechanical aspect of the pieces, what are the strengths of each brand? Which pieces are the most free-blowing? Which pieces offer the most consistent intonation across the whole range of the horn? Most importantly, which are the most reputable pieces for jazz playing, classical trombone, and classical bass trombone?
Michael Dease almost lost control of the steering wheel the first time he heard one of his idols, Detroit trombone legend Curtis Fuller. Getting Dease, 34, to talk about Fuller is a good way to trick him into describing his own sound. But before we get there, the Fuller story is worth telling in full. To me, a trombone is like this. Dease started the CD over again, fastforwarding past Coltrane and trumpeter Lee Morgan — which, to some jazz lovers, is like pushing your steak and lobster to the floor to get to the mashed potatoes. I was a know-it-all, jerky, scared year-old kid. Back in his home town of Augusta, Ga.