Interpretive performance techniques and lyrical innovations on the bass trombone: A study of recorded performances by George Roberts, "Mr. Bass Trombone."

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Nicknamed "Mr. Bass Trombone" for his role as a prominent, trailblazing recording artist, George Roberts (b. 1928) has often been recognized as redefining the role of the bass trombone in popular music as well as setting new standards for technical refinement and expressive possibilities of the instrument. Through two interviews and a comparison between ten recorded performances by Roberts and corresponding lead sheets, I make observations about Roberts' performance techniques and illustrate various examples of those techniques. The document includes 35 pp. of interview transcriptions.

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Yeager, Jonathan K. December 2006.

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Nicknamed "Mr. Bass Trombone" for his role as a prominent, trailblazing recording artist, George Roberts (b. 1928) has often been recognized as redefining the role of the bass trombone in popular music as well as setting new standards for technical refinement and expressive possibilities of the instrument. Through two interviews and a comparison between ten recorded performances by Roberts and corresponding lead sheets, I make observations about Roberts' performance techniques and illustrate various examples of those techniques. The document includes 35 pp. of interview transcriptions.

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Yeager, Jonathan K. Interpretive performance techniques and lyrical innovations on the bass trombone: A study of recorded performances by George Roberts, "Mr. Bass Trombone.", dissertation, December 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5485/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .