New trombone releases, March/April 23

After some consideration, we hope this is the format for a monthly or bi-monthly news post with short presentations of the new trombone music releases!

Every artist has made an immense effort to make these projects a reality! Take this chance to support them, and get to know new music featuring the trombone!

If you know about a release or you have made one yourself you want us to listen to and write about, please don’t hesitate to send us an email!

Enzo Turriziani: Roots

Classical album
The Italian princiapal trombonist of the Vienna Philharmonic makes his debut recording as a soloist! He choice was to present his take on the wind band versions of the Bourgeois and Korsakoff concertos, alongside some exciting lesser known pieces. The album was recorded in Rome with the Italian Army Wind Band, conducted by Maestro Filippo Cangiamila.
What to expect: a polished and virituoso trombonist with an effortless high register.

Esteban Batallan and Alberto Urretxo: Finesterra!

Classical concert video
Spanish trombonist and composer Richardo Mollá Albeto has seen his works performed by the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and he has written for artists such as Joseph Alessi and Jörgen van Rijen. The video recording of his double concerto “Finsterra!” for trumpet, trombone and orchestra was recently released on YouTube. The ambitious work was premiered in 2022 by the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra with Esteban Batallan on trumpet and Alberto Urretxo on trombone as soloists.
What to expect: A brilliant new double concerto which is easy to enjoy.

Hailey BrinnelBeautiful Tomorrow

Jazz album
Brinnel is a trombonist, vocalist, and educator based in Philadelphia, and this is following up I’m Forever Blowin Bubbles from 2021. She is more featured as a vocalist than a trombonist on this album, but don’t let that turn you away, as she is a great jazz singer in her own right! Her trombone playing is heard both in solos and ensemble parts.

What to expect:
Charming and well crafted jazz inspired by the music from the 20s through 40s.

Karin Hammar: Opening

Jazz album
This is Hammar’s sixth solo album, following up Strings Attached from 2022. Her personal style as jazz trombonist is heavily featured on this album, which she also produced and composed all the music for. This is a collaboration the Italian jazz pianist Rita Marcotulli. Niklas Fernqvist – bass, Fredrik Rundqvist – drums and Andreas Hourdakis – guitar finish the lineup.
What to expect: Melodic, expressive modern jazz rooted in Northern Europe.

Nick Finzer: Dreams Visions Illusions

Jazz album
In 2020, New York City based jazz trombonist Nick Finzer received a grant from New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America, which made this album possible. Finzer is an active and productive artist, who is also assistant professor of jazz trombone at the University of North Texas. This album exclusively features compositions by Finzer himself, performed alongside a jazz sextet with Lucas Pino – tenor saxophone, Alex Wintz – guitar, Glenn Zaleski – piano, Dave Baron – bass, and Jimmy Macbride – drums.
What to expect: A modern jazz trombonist with wide range of virituosity and expression.

Mihał Tomaszczyk: Zadora

Jazz album
Tomaszczyk is the lead trombonist of the Norrbotten Big Band in the north of Sweden. This album, however, is recorded in his native Poland. Tomaszczyk has produced and written or co-written all the tracks on this album, where he plays both trombone, flugabone and valve trombone. Aga Derlak – piano, Sebastian Kuchczyński – drums, Michał Jaros – double bass, Robert Majewski – flugelhorn and Przemysław Florczak – soprano & tenor saxophones
What to expect: Modern but relaxed jazz featuring excellent musicians from Poland.

Stay tuned for more exciting releases next month!

Eyvind Sommerfelt
Online news co-ordinator