Episode #3362

New Sounds of Gospel Trombone

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

For this New Sounds program, dig into the instrumental gospel tradition, specifically, the one centered around the trombone.  It is prominent in some churches, such as the United House of Prayer for all People in Harlem, and the shout-gospel choir (with brass band), the McCollough Sons of Thunder.  Listen to their roof-raising performance, recorded at the World Festival of Sacred Music from May of 2001 - a New Sounds Live event.  Led by Elder Babb, the 17 trombones, trumpet, percussion, brought down the house at Merkin Hall, with the dancing, singing and clapping in the aisles.

Then there’s gospel-saturated trombone music from Jacob Garchik, and his recent, “The Heavens: the Atheist Gospel Trombone Album.”  Also, from trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre (also part of the Saturday Night Live band), listen to gospel-inspired trombone music, with shells, from the record, “Sanctified Shells.”  Plus, spacey jazz music with lots of trombone, (and zither!), from the legendary Kelan Philip Cohran, together with The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and more.

PROGRAM #3362, New Sounds of Gospel Trombone (7/24/2012)                                                             





Jacob Garchik

The Heavens: the Atheist Gospel Trombone Album

Be Good [3:58]

Yestereve Records

McCollough Sons of Thunder

Live at Merkin Hall, World Festival of Sacred Music, May 9, 2001

Finale [8:50]

This performance not commercially available.

Jacob Garchik

The Heavens: the Atheist Gospel Trombone Album

The Heavens [6:14]

See above.

Steve Turre

Sanctified Shells

Sanctified Shells [4:25]

Antilles #AA3145141862
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Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Spin [10:29]

Honest Jon’s HJR 065CD or iTunes.

Steve Turre

Sanctified Shells

Exploration [5:09]

See above.

Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy

Twilight Dreams

Twilight Dreams [6:22]

Venture / Virgin 90650,
reissued on Katalyst Entertainment  #70417

Comments [1]

khadija Boyd from brooklyn

Steve scared the S_it out of me, when on a gig in Maroc. I actually begged him to keep it down, please, for me, at the very least....Nope! He did do his thing and did not embarass our nation (s). Steve was on another planet, i guess; band was on point. Love Steve's artistry, but, boy, you gave me a hard time. khadija Ouahmane

Nov. 14 2013 11:41 PM

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