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Motown Trombone

By Ira Nepus

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By Ira Nepus. Book and accompaniment CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3936).

Item Number: MO.MMOCD3936

ISBN 978-0-9896705-1-7.

"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.

  • What's Going On 
  • Got To Give It Up 
  • I'll Be Doggone 
  • Ain't That Peculiar 
  • Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 
  • Pride And Joy 
  • That's The Way Love Is 
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You 
  • (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave 
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do