This week for Music Education Monday, here's a grab-bag of material of interest to trombonists, including a video in which Robin Eubanks talks about music, jazz, and developing as a musician."
The brother of guitarist Kevin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks, Robin Eubanks probably is best known for his work with bassist Dave Holland and as a member of the SFJAZZ Collective, but he's also released nine albums as a bandleader, the most recent of which is 2014's kLassik RocK Vol. 1 with his band Mental Images.
Over the course of more than 30 years in the music business, he's also played with Slide Hampton, Sun Ra, Stevie Wonder, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Elvin Jones, and more. You can see the video of Eubanks in the embedded window at the bottom of this post.
For more tips from working trombonists on video, check out the YouTube series Bone Masters" on trombonist Paul Nowell's YouTube Channel. Nowell to date has released 46 episodes, most ranging from five to 10 minutes in length and featuring a different guest trombonist.
Another dissertation available in full online, Teaching and Learning Jazz Trombone" by Ohio State University doctoral candidate Julia Gendrich, has some interesting material for both students and teachers.
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