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Solo Series Ep. 2 | Single Petal of a Rose

Solo Series Ep. 2 | Single Petal of a Rose

As you might know, the tune "Single Petal of a Rose" is featured on my latest recording "Hear & Now" and features an arrangement that I'm quite proud of featuring 3 trombones and two bass clarinets plus rhythm section. However, bringing a band like that to every gig would be quite a feat! So back in the fall when I was preparing for this Winter's "Hear & Now" album release tour, I put together this solo arrangement of Single Petal of a Rose that I could play at concerts along the way! The arrangement has taken on a bit more life since it's initial conception when I recorded this back in November 2016, but I hope you'll enjoy hearing this alternate version! 


If you're not familiar, Single Petal of a Rose appears in Duke Ellington's "Queen's Suite" - originally written for the Queen of England. It is a solo piano piece of Duke's, but there are also a few great versions of Joe Temperly playing it on Bass Clarinet (this is what really inspired me to think about recording this tune).



Solo Jazz Trombone Videos - Started this week!

Greetings All!

I wanted to take a chance to share with everyone, my latest project! I've started a YouTube video series that will feature some solo trombone arrangements of some of my favorite tunes from jazz composers.

The first one features a composition by the great JJ Johnson, his tune




 was originally recorded by JJ along with Kai Winding on "The Great Kai and JJ" released on Impulse! in 1961.

The arrangement is pretty simple - and opening melodic statement followed by a few improvised choruses and the melody restated. Hope you enjoy! Please do leave feedback in the comments section of the YouTube video, and subscribe to the channel to see the next video!

See ya next time! Happy Superbowl Sunday!

- Nick