Douglas Yeo Publishes “Berliner 62Z – an early trombone record from 1897”

Arthur Pryor was a celebrated soloist with John Philip Sousa’s band. His recordings as a soloist are some of the earliest known to feature solo trombone. Douglas Yeo, retired bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony, has just published a blog post about a recently discovered trombone recording. The recording, Romance for Trombone with “Military Band, Washington D.C.,” was recorded on May 27, 1897, which is more than a month before Pryor’s first known records.

Mr. Yeo’s research is important as it helps shed light on trombone playing and recording practices from the late nineteenth century.

To read the complete blog post, please visit Mr. Yeo’s website, The Last Trombone.