As well as providing material which is enjoyable to play, the student´s musicality is developed by virtue of the fact that the pieces are genuine duos between the two instruments. The ´give and take´between trombone or euphonium and piano necessitates careful listening and a sympathetic response from both performers.
... It Don´t Mean a Thing • We Have All The Time in the World • The Girl from Ipanema • Surf Time • Big Deal • I Can´t Give You Anything But Love • Midnight in Moscow • Bone Dry
". . . there wasn´t one we didn´t enjoy playing. Both my pianist and I don´t play jazz very much, but we had a throughly good time with the whole album.
The trombone parts are accessible, with a two-octave range (F–F) . . . The piano parts lie well under the hands (seemingly) and really enhance the soloist´s part.
These arrangements and originals would be good for pupils to play in schoolconcerts or GSCE performances, or even for someone with more experience wanting a ´lollipop´ to fill in a recital. Good value for money and great fun."