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Dynamic Duos 038 - I Will Wait for You featuring Rubin Kodheli

Dynamic Duos 038 - I Will Wait for You featuring Rubin Kodheli

Today we're navigating slightly away from the usual, and featuring an amazing instrumentalist that plays an instrument not always associated with jazz - Cello. 

 

I first met Rubin when we started playing in a new band with the amazing clarinetist and composer Anat Cohen last year. We had the chance to play at the 2016 Newport Jazz Festival, and record an album that will be coming out sometime in late 2017! 

 

Here we're playing one of my favorite ballads - and it also happens to be by the great film composer Michel Legrand. "I Will Wait for You"

 

Hope you enjoy! Be sure to check out what Rubin is up to, he's doing a lot of creating and exciting stuff!

How to play in the upper register; play jazz ballads on trombone!

How to play in the upper register; play jazz ballads on trombone!

How do you play in the upper register? For me, it comes down to being relaxed, having focused air, and thinking about singing. I’m not the type of person to practice slamming high notes out, or doing crazy exercises. I’ve found the most practical way of practicing playing in the upper register is to practice playing songs in the upper register. I advise pushing yourself to a point of fatigue, and taking a BREAK. You can’t push too far or you’ll injure yourself, for sure. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!