Lester Brockton’s “Trix Trombonix” is subtitled “How to play “hot” choruses and “dirt” choruses & how to improvise with proper smears against a given melody”. It also includes trombone variations and 90 original breaks in all keys.
This book is such a wonderful illustration of how jazz trombone playing was approached in the early 20’s, right from the mouth of an acclaimed composer and arranger right in the thick of the cultural movement. “Lester Brockton” is a pseudonym used by the composer Mayhew Lester Lake. From 1910 he began arrangements and compositions for brass bands and theatres. He was already familiar with many famous composers, conductors and artists such as Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Mae West, Victor Herbert, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Edwin Franko Goldman, John Philip Sousa, Henry Hadley and Paul Whiteman. During this time, he wrote Trix Trombonix as a course in proper style for jazz choruses.
Please check out some samples to the left, then grab an immediate PDF download above.