Motown Trombone by Ira Nepus. For Trombone. Book and accompaniment CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3936).
"Back in the 60's I got to back up and work with a lot of the Motown groups, even record with a few. One night I was on stage with Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. They had their own rhythm section, and I was one of the added horns. I was impressed and amazed that the drummer and bass player were backing up their big numbers playing in a more modern jazz-like style, like Art Blakey or Elvin Jones, and still keeping the groove. It was actually swinging. I have always loved many of the melodies that are part of the Motown Family. It has shaped my style as a player. The beat, the groove, and the basic harmonies, still inspire me after all these years as a jazz musician. They also take us back to a simpler time in life, and when melody was king."
- Ira Nepus
This Music Minus One Edition Includes:
-A high-quality, newly engraved printed edition of the transcribed note-for-note trombone solo part, printed on easy-to-read, acid-free, ivory paper.
-A compact disc containing the complete performance of each piece in digital stereo, followed by a second digital stereo version minus the soloist.