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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Music Blogging - Live Jazz Edition

From our Up Jumped Spring Concert, April 23, 2012.

Just Friends, featuring Tim on trumpet

Things Aint What They Used To Be; solos by Kristin on tenor, Patrick on tenor, me on trombone then Fred's alto brings us home on the high road.


Suzan said...



What fun you are having!

Way more than I am.

Carry on!


BadTux said...

So, uhm, what's with putting the trombones in the second row, when they need room for their slides and those silly saxophonists don't? Or is the thought that the trombonists might accidentally decapitate audience members (as vs. saxophonists) with their slides if placed in the front row? Curious penguins are... curious!

- Badtux the Music Penguin

Jazzbumpa said...

Susan -


Tux -
Not sure. I'll take a guess, though. Saxes generate their sound at about the abdominal level, trombones at about the shoulder level. In the 2nd row, saxes would be playing into our backs.

As is, the trombones can get lost in the middle. Probably would be worse for saxes.

Trumpets stand and play over our heads.

Chair arrangement is important for slide room, so your question is quite practical.

The slide is a blunt instrument. Decapitation is unlikely, though some saxophonists do have flat spots on the back of the head.