In May of 2015, two trombonists met at a trumpet workshop, no less...
They knew their lives had reached a new low, hanging around trumpeters and such...
They decided they MUST. TAKE. ACTION.
Oz meets Texas
Australian composer and trombonist Brendan Collins
Trombonist Chris Clark
Jazz Duet No. 1, by Brendan Collins
Sometimes you get lucky in life and run into people you just really have a great time with! Brendan, in addition to being a talented trombonist, is a fantastic composer. He has written a large amount of brass music, and continues to write interesting and fun compositions! He has recently written a great quintet that Valor Brass hopes to perform this year. I also took his Trombone Hymn for 4 trombones and recorded that with some friends this spring - that is a really beautiful piece. Check out his music and give it a play!
Brendan has generously offered to make his Jazz Duet available as a free download here on the site. You can get it HERE. Please take the time to join the email list on the site as well if you download the piece!
For the video, Brendan recorded the top line at home in Australia, and I recorded the bottom line and put the two together for the video. It was great fun collaborating in this way. We are already looking to do some more virtual projects together soon! Virtual projects can yield REAL results...cool!