Glissando for trombone in Bolero Maurice Ravel
Trombone storytellers look like tales of anglers!
And about the trombone solo in the work of Maurice Ravel, journalist Broussardi heard many times. And now it’s the turn to tell on behalf of Leo Arno the story of the creation of this masterpiece.
Broussard’s journalist told us that Maurice Ravel wrote a melody with flamingos (Flamenca).
Therefore, the musicians devoted a lot of time to the execution of the work, the style of the game was perfected.
And now it is time to perform Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. It all came down to glissando, and the trombonist Lafoss tried to play in a jazz manner, and Maurice Ravel insisted on playing as a trombonist Leo Arno.
Unlike Leonard Bernstein, who asked me to look more like Tommy Dorsey when playing solo in low register. I ended up soloing openly, with some vibrato and gentle fading, but I doubt that ever, I sounded like Tommy Dorsey. You see, the players of trombonists, as well as the composer found a common vision of a brilliant work. Thus, today, it is not known whether Maurice Ravel was originally going to use glissando in his work or not. Of course, Arthur Fiedler believed that glissando should be!