Best Bass Trombone Player!!!!

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by DannyKeller, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. DannyKeller

    DannyKeller New Member

    Every1 seems to put on here the best players of each instrument except gods instrument bass trombone!

    So who is every1s favourite bass trombone player?

    i think the best ones are the one from Grimethorpe and Brighouse hands down! :biggrin: :clap: :biggrin:
  2. not from Brighouse (sorry, not being rude) Grimethorpe definitely, Polysteel has one with a cracking sound
  3. yoshi77

    yoshi77 Member

    Mark Winstone (awesome sound!)
  4. PowerRanger

    PowerRanger Member

    Sorry, but i think that is very rude. I think your first three words were totally unnecessary!

    For me it's a toss up between Adrian Hirst & Gerraint Griffiths.
  5. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Thanks M, was on the verge of saying so myself! I am bias but i would go for John Ingman and Gerraint Griffiths too :wink:
  6. Mephi

    Mephi Member

    Frosty by a mile! Also Adrian H, Camilla Tveit, Gaz Beck to name but a few more of many.
  7. sorry but that is my thoughts
  8. You have no case for that sort of opinion on here. I actually think B & R have a cracking band and that includes the trombone section

    Would say my fav bass trom players are Mark Frost, Adrian Hirst and Gerraint Griffiths. The best i'v heard - and they make their bands so successful, whoever they play for.
  9. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    He's probably already read this, but I'll tell him you said it anyway.
    He is very good (I know, I sit next to him)

    Does this only include Brass Band Bass 'Bonists?
  10. There may be cracking Bass bone players in Orchestras but brass band bass bonists in the top bands ultimately have the bigger role and are best recognized. Most of the bass trom players mentioned i'm sure have played in some of the best orchestras anyway
  11. Hells Bones

    Hells Bones Active Member

    I was going to put Ben Van Dijk, Doug Yeo and Lorna McDonald forward for it.

    Van Dijk is the most amazing Bass 'Bonist I have ever seen. His tone in all registers is gorgeous.
  12. zak

    zak Member

    Gotta be Frosty, no doubt :clap:
  13. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

    Agreed he's a member of here aswell! Best in the West!
  14. apology

    i apologise for my comment

    i know brighouse are a very good band (obviously) and i know their bass trom player is very good also (top class) but this is just my thoughts

    i know it is rather rude and not my place to say, so sorry



    Jim Cant,x Fairey,Gerraint Griffiths and Mark Frost,they can all sound like a Gtrom when required !
  16. BbBill

    BbBill Supporting Member

    Ah, the youth of today!!!

    Maybe Jon P has a point to his thread.......!!!! ;)
  17. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    From the past, I must mention :-

    Ian Copland - Dyke
    Derek Roebuck - Brighouse
    And just because I loved his sound,
    Laurie Mann - Carlton Main Frickley.

    - Wilkie
  18. markyboy

    markyboy Member

    On Whit Friday there must be at least 6 or 7 best Soprano prizes to be won , nearly every contest has a best cornet prize , quite a few have best Euphonium prize but no-one out of about 20 odd contests has a best Bass Trombone prize ?

    The Bass Trombone adds a massive amount to a contest march ( and test pieces as well ) but non of these guys ( or girls ) ever come home with a trophy to their name !

    Speaking as a Sop player who (without being bigheaded has won the odd individual award ) cant understand why no contests whatsoever dont have a best Bass Trombone player ?

    Maybe we might see one soon ?
  19. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Poor fella....I wouldnt mind, but one of the people who seem so keen to admonish you is forever banging on about people being over sensitive and being allowed to voice opinion...
    If you prefer the Bass bone at grimethorpe then so be it!!! ;)
  20. i love it when a band has 3 quality players, being the sop, flugel and bass trom, those 3 sounds are unique in a brass band and add fantastic quality to any piece!, have to agree with what mark w has said tho, would be good to have a prize for the bass trombone player!

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