Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White


Bring some bare-faced cheek to your next gig with this playful little foot-tapper! Featuring original grooves to get you and your audience in the mood before the cheeky theme is set free�. lighthearted fun is had by all as the lead line is swapped between you, interspersed with pepperings of blue harmony and bubbling jazz phrases. After the first episodes, the addictive groove returns, spiced with a ruder tinge, leading to a glorious ascent into a higher key for a reprise of that tune! Ultimately, the groove kicks in once more before the melody is transformed into a kaleidoscopic maelstrom, escalating through keys and touching parts never before reached in a trombone quartet! Back down to earth we come as a punchy coda brings the piece to a satisfied close�.. until next time! (Warning: you will be whistling this one!)

"I bought My Funny Valentine on recommendation from some of my Trinity College of Music (London) friends and have really enjoyed working on it with the quartet at Cambridge University. Jazz always goes down well in our concerts but we find it difficult to find well arranged pieces that don’t need a rhythm section to really come off. Richard’s My Funny Valentine arrangement uses the instruments really well, going through a number of different moods and is satisfying to play and also listen to."

Dave Read, Cambridge University trombone ensemble, England, 2003