The trombone is an unusual instrument to see centre stage. The unwieldy, fiendishly difficult brass loop isn’t the sexiest of options for a bandleader, but it’s a hugely underrated one. Its range – from pillowy breath tones to the crystalline shards of a full blast – means that the instrument has been favoured by musicians ranging from 60s jazz-funk pioneer Pee Wee Ellis to 80s classical experimenter Peter Zummo.
Read the feature in the Observer.
[This piece was published on 26/01/19]