An in-depth analysis of the modern day trombone style of Andy Martin.
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The purpose of this thesis was to investigate trombonist Andy Martin. He has not received enough recognition for his talents as a trombonist, soloist, and studio musician. The aim of this thesis paper was to investigate and represent a portion of his work through transcription and analysis; talk about the influences on his trombone playing from the past to the present day with a brief history of the jazz trombone; and list the recordings that he has done as a solo artist and a sideman.
Four of Andy's solos were transcribed and analyzed in detail with respect to the following elements and issues: "special effects" on the trombone, use of repeated triplets, the ability to play fast double-time licks, the use of the blues scale, neighboring tones, use of chromatic enclosures, and a comparison of his transcriptions to two other trombonists that have influenced him: Frank Rosolino and Carl Fontana.
These results will show that Andy Martin indeed is a talented trombonist and why he is one of the most in-demand trombonists today.
Dickey, David Eugene, "An in-depth analysis of the modern day trombone style of Andy Martin." (2004). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2811.
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