1967 Jazz Legend Urbie Green has a dream: an ensemble of twenty trombonists, he plays solo as number twenty-one. He writes history with the record Twenty-one Trombones: a constant source of inspiration for trombonists worldwide.
2010 New Trombone Collective think it is time for the next chapter. They organize the concert Twenty-One Trombones in the 21st Century. Monday, July 5th: club Off_corso bursts at its seems. The Urbie standards are being performed and four new compositions for the large ensemble played by Jiggs Whigham, Bart van Lier, Mark Nightingale, Nils Wogram and the twenty trombonists from the New Trombone Collective & Friends. The evening ends with a steamy jam session.
Four cameras capture the enjoyment of playing, the atmosphere and the dynamics of the concert.The result can be found on the DVD / CD 21 Trombones in the 21st Century. On top of that you find a documentary about the Urbie Green project. You are not only witnessing the concentrated rehearsal process, but also of the investigation into the secret of Urbie Green. Includes an interview with the living legend himself and players around him.
Tracks CD & DVD:
Highlight Medley 2010
Here`s That Rainy Day - NTC & Friends / Jiggs Whigham
If he walked into my life NTC & Friends / Jiggs Whigham
You only live twice NTC & Friends / Jiggs Whigham
Stardust NTC & Friends / Bart van Lier
Watch what happens NTC & Friends / Bart van Lier
Perdido NTC & Friends / Bart van Lier
Fundamentals NTC & Friends / Nils Wogram
Urbieplicity NTC & Friends / Mark Nightingale
The Bones from Brazil NTC & Friends / Jiggs Whigham / Bart van Lier / Nils Wogram / Mark Nightingale
Documentary "Twenty-One Trombones"
Interviews with Urbie Green and others