Valve Trombones are usually of a small bore tenor trombone size. They are ideal instruments for euphonium, baritone or even trumpet players, to be able to perform Trombone parts with accuracy using the valve combinations with which they will already be familiar.
Valve Trombones have valves in place of a slide in order to play chromatically from low to high. So you lose the ability to produce a glissando, so characteristic of a slide trombone, but gain a greater facility for faster passages. However, it is still possible to play The flight of the bumble bee on a slide trombone. Funny advert.
Jazz musicians who played the valve trombone include Bob Brookmeyer, Juan Tizol, Rob McConnell and Bob Enevoldsen
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