[Trombone-l] Madison Hummingbirds

Wayne Dyess texastbone at gt.rr.com
Mon Feb 11 01:20:05 CST 2008

I just caught a snippit as my wife pulled me away from my computer  
and work.

Loved the white hankie a la Louis Armstrong... but wonder how he kept  
from wrapping it into the slide.


On Feb 11, 2008, at 1:05 AM, Daryl Burch wrote:

> Anybody see the "madison hummingbirds" during the gospel portion of
> the grammys?
> It was like Bonerama-Got-Gawdified. (Pardon the slang. But it paints
> the picture...)  +/-10 'bones, euph. & tuba. Aside from the overly
> over the top passion=talent gospel part (that statement could spark
> its own debate), it was a good moment for trombones on the grammy
> stage anyway.
> (Heck! Even the orch. part of the Foo Fighters' performance was a
> good moment for brass.)
> Can anybody shed some light on who they are/what they do/etc.???/
> Cheers!

Dr. J. Wayne Dyess
Professor of Trombone
and Director of Jazz Studies
P. O. Box 10044
Lamar University-Beaumont, Texas 77710
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