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“Bop Duets,” written by Bugs Bower and edited by Steve Bulla, is my favourite jazz duet book of all time! It includes thirty-eight duets in the bebop style to develop feeling for jazz phrasing and rhythms, independence in ensemble playing, and range. This is the bass clef edition for all low brass instruments.
Written for intermediate to advanced players, these duets have a wealth of wonderful musicality in them. Bower is known for his rhythmic etudes as well, and these bop duets with their counterpoint and syncopation push your reading to the limit while you are having the most fun you can possibly have with a trombone in your hand.
These duets are fully composed, but include chord symbols so you can improvise with your partner if you are so inclined. I have used these in performance, in master classes, in lessons with students of all ages, and at every brass hang I have had for the last 20 years. Having them on the store is an honour and I hope everyone gets a chance to try them.
Grab one long form and one shorter form duet in the samples, then grab an immediate PDF download above.