EXPEDITION VERTIGO

This is the story of a mountain trek gone weird.

From the moment they awoke just before dawn, they could sense something about the mountain was odd. Regardless, the expedition agreed to try for the summit before the weather turned and they would forever lose this once in a lifetime opportunity.

The weather did turn, and quicker than anyone expected. With lost visibility, each climber strayed from the others and before long each was lost in the thin cold air. Not knowing if you’ll die at any moment does strange things to one’s mind. That’s when the demons come out to play.

I really like this interesting and well-disposed book. So many good thoughts, facts and tips on alto trombone. Good guidance for the searching alto souls out there. A must-have for the shelves.

– Håkan Björkman, Principal Trombone at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

I highly recommend Alto Trombone Savvy for players around the world wanting advice on handling the alto trombone at the highest level. Classical and jazz players both share the same challenges, and it’s great to have this book in either bass or alto clef to help answer some of those challenges.

- Carsten Svanberg, International Trombone Soloist and Professor of Trombone at the University of Music and Arts Graz

For anyone interested in learning to play the alto trombone, whether for classical or jazz, this book is a must. Clearly written, with excellent exercises and links to audio examples, Michael Lake has provided the trombone world with a wonderful new resource.

– Ralph Sauer, Former Principal Trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic