Imagine that you had an opportunity to ask your favorite jazz trombone player any question. Now imagine that you had over 30 of these great musicians in one place, captured here, giving you their advice and insight. Bonanza: Insights and Wisdom from Professional Jazz Trombonists is perhaps unique in that a series of similar questions were posed to a variety of experts. Topics in this book include advice on listening, early steps in improvisation, appropriate sequences to take in learning tunes and chord progressions, approaches to playing ballads, and strategies for playing uptempo tunes. In their own words such jazz luminaries as Hal Crook, Bill Watrous, Jiggs Whigham, Josh Roseman, Conrad Herwig, Jim Pugh and many others discuss their careers and lives in music.