TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

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TV theme songs with prominent trombone parts

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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?
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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.
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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.
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Yeah! JohnL, thanks for the additions. :)
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Connoisseurs know that Season 2 Munsters Theme was the good one.




First three notes...



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Oh yeah, and of course:

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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...

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Watrous playing and whistling

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No melody, but the trombones are throwing down nonetheless (especially 1:44 to the end):


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I remember this well from when I was a kid, the trombone part still plays in my head



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Can't believe no one has mentioned Johnny Quest.
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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.
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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?


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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:
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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.
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Here's the BBC's I Claudius from the 70's , always liked this

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Another recent one

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