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TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:43 pm
by AndrewMeronek
My folks have been glued to this series lately. I gotta admit, that theme is catchy and does feature a well-done trombone countermelody.



What other TV theme songs have nice 'bone work?

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:24 pm
by EriKon
Just what immediately comes into my mind: Two Mancini soundtracks.
Mr. Lucky theme with some nice bone section work.
Peter Gunn theme with a great trombone solo.

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 3:28 pm
by JohnL
That's a cover of You're Wondering Now. They went to a new arrangement a few series (seasons) back; the trombone is less prominent now.

A couple bits from the golden age of TV themes.

One that comes up from time to time is the theme from Johnny Quest

Lots of trombone work. The trombone solo is short, but it (and the rest of the tune, for that matter) is pretty cool...

A bit of tasty bass trombone work (though not really a solo) in the theme from Ellery Queen


EDIT
Gotta add Hawaii Five-O

Not a solo, but prominent trombone section work.

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:06 pm
by AndrewMeronek
Yeah! JohnL, thanks for the additions. :)

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:19 pm
by brassmedic





Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 4:20 pm
by robcat2075
Connoisseurs know that Season 2 Munsters Theme was the good one.




First three notes...



When a Hollywood producer writer thinks "trombone," this is what he's thinking...

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:09 pm
by brassmedic
Oh yeah, and of course:


Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:55 pm
by JohnL
So much of the theme music in the 1950's and 1960's was in the big band style - and so many of the musicians "cut their teeth" playing during the big band era...

another goodie...

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:10 pm
by jthomas105
Watrous playing and whistling


Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:26 pm
by Finetales
No melody, but the trombones are throwing down nonetheless (especially 1:44 to the end):


Lots of low goodness:

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:30 am
by chromebone
I remember this well from when I was a kid, the trombone part still plays in my head



On a related general brass player you should know note, the great Vince DeRosa passed away a few days ago at the age of 101. One of the greatest horn players who ever lived and almost certainly the most recorded brass player of all time, maybe the most recorded musician of all time over over his 75 year career for that matter: we should all be emulating his sound:

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:03 am
by WGWTR180
Can't believe no one has mentioned Johnny Quest.

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:58 pm
by brassmedic
WGWTR180 wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:03 am Can't believe no one has mentioned Johnny Quest.
It's there, you just didn't see it.

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:07 pm
by robcat2075
Regarding Jonny Quest starting at about 0:52... It sounds like they've just roughly faded from a take in one tempo to a take in another tempo... what's happening there?



Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:04 pm
by Posaunus
chromebone wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:30 am ... the great Vince DeRosa passed away a few days ago at the age of 101. One of the greatest horn players who ever lived and almost certainly the most recorded brass player of all time, maybe the most recorded musician of all time over over his 75 year career for that matter: we should all be emulating his sound:
Peter Gunn! Vince DeRosa, Dick Nash, et al. The soundtrack of my youth! :good:

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:30 am
by WGWTR180
brassmedic wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:58 pm
WGWTR180 wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:03 am Can't believe no one has mentioned Johnny Quest.
It's there, you just didn't see it.
:good:

Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:02 pm
by bellend
Here's the BBC's I Claudius from the 70's , always liked this


Re: TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:21 pm
by Bleek
Another recent one