• Davis - Trombone Francais for Trombone and Piano

Davis - Trombone Francais for Trombone and Piano

Composer: Davis

Arranger: Hettinga

$17.50 USD



Trombone Francais by African American composer, trombonist, bandleader and publisher Nathaniel Cleophas "Shorty" Davis was written in 1921 as a Trombone solo in the American genre of Ragtime featuring the trombone's patented glissando as the "hook". These solos were also called smears or jazzes.

Trombone Francais is one of five entertaining works from Davis' "Trombone Family" written between 1915 and 1921 and comes with the subtitle - A Trombone Novelty. Nathaniel Davis served in the U.S. forces in WW I and was stationed in France during his posting. His fond memories of the country inspired him to write this work after he returned home to America.

This arrangement has been beautifully arranged by Aaron Hettinga for Trombone and Piano. It is playable by moderately advanced performers.

Cherry Classics Music will be publishing the complete series of these works for Trombone and Piano by Davis arranged by Mr. Hettinga.

Thanks to Douglas Yeo for his research and advice.

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