Robert Greenberg

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Mic Gillette (1951-2016) in a typical pose, holding his trumpet in his right hand and his trombone in his left

Dr. Bob Prescribes The Trombone

January 18th, 2022

Yesterday’s Music History Monday post featured the trumpet, trombone, and flugelhorn virtuoso Mic Gillette (1951-2016). In fact, Gillette could play virtually all modern brass instruments, and though he was primarily known as a trumpet player, he was an outstanding trombonist as well. (Gillette was known to switch instantly and effortlessly, back-and-forth, between the trumpet and trombone.  This might not sound like a big deal to most of us, but for brass players it was –…

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