February 10 was a big trombone day here in Houston when Bonetown, Michael Davis and Bill Reichenbach, came and had a clinic and a concert. Those guys can play! We had a really kicking local rhythm section, and I had the good fortune of being part of the second half of the program, when we played some of Michael’s and Bill’s tunes for larger ensembles. Good Fun!
Now I’ve finally felt it, the pressure of playing 1st trombone in the famous chorale in Brahms’ first symphony! I played it with the Houston Symphony a couple of weeks ago, last time I played was years ago in Sweden, and then I was playing bass trombone.
This was a little bit more challenging, but what a great piece of music! Right now we’re in the middle of “Gershwin Glam” with the Houston Ballet, a ballet set to George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.