Bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton might be considered by many as a unicorn in the world of music. In decades from the not-too-distant past, it was a rarity to even have a woman in prominent jazz bands and orchestras, but to have a bass trombone-slinging woman as leader was thought extraordinary. In efforts to highlight her perceived position as a rara avis, Wharton took it upon herself to not only raise the profile of women instrumentalists but also that of her chosen horn (and it's smaller cousins). // In 2019, Wharton presented her trombone-powered ensemble, Bonegasm, via it's self-titled debut album. Wharton enlisted fellow trombonists John Fedchock, Nate Mayland and Alan Ferber, along with the rhythm section of pianist Michael Eckroth, bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Don Peretz. // The overwhelming response to Bonegasm's music was astounding, cementing Wharton's assertion that this assemblage was no flash in the pan but an important exponent of shaping the trombone's primacy in jazz music. Bonegasm's new recording, Not a Novelty, wears it's intentions on it's sleeve, or perhaps more appropriately, tattooed on it's arm.
Bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton might be considered by many as a unicorn in the world of music. In decades from the not-too-distant past, it was a rarity to even have a woman in prominent jazz bands and orchestras, but to have a bass trombone-slinging woman as leader was thought extraordinary. In efforts to highlight her perceived position as a rara avis, Wharton took it upon herself to not only raise the profile of women instrumentalists but also that of her chosen horn (and it's smaller cousins). // In 2019, Wharton presented her trombone-powered ensemble, Bonegasm, via it's self-titled debut album. Wharton enlisted fellow trombonists John Fedchock, Nate Mayland and Alan Ferber, along with the rhythm section of pianist Michael Eckroth, bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Don Peretz. // The overwhelming response to Bonegasm's music was astounding, cementing Wharton's assertion that this assemblage was no flash in the pan but an important exponent of shaping the trombone's primacy in jazz music. Bonegasm's new recording, Not a Novelty, wears it's intentions on it's sleeve, or perhaps more appropriately, tattooed on it's arm.
016728161220

Details

Format: CD
Label: SYS
Rel. Date: 04/23/2021
UPC: 016728161220

Not A Novelty
Artist: Jennifer Wharton
Format: CD
New: In Print Available to Order $16.98
Wish

Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Bongasmo
2. Face Value
3. Ice Fall
4. Blue Salt
5. Union Blues
6. Twinkle
7. Manta Rays
8. La Otra Mano
9. Little Cupcake
10. The Day
11. Tried to Live

More Info:

Bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton might be considered by many as a unicorn in the world of music. In decades from the not-too-distant past, it was a rarity to even have a woman in prominent jazz bands and orchestras, but to have a bass trombone-slinging woman as leader was thought extraordinary. In efforts to highlight her perceived position as a rara avis, Wharton took it upon herself to not only raise the profile of women instrumentalists but also that of her chosen horn (and it's smaller cousins). // In 2019, Wharton presented her trombone-powered ensemble, Bonegasm, via it's self-titled debut album. Wharton enlisted fellow trombonists John Fedchock, Nate Mayland and Alan Ferber, along with the rhythm section of pianist Michael Eckroth, bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Don Peretz. // The overwhelming response to Bonegasm's music was astounding, cementing Wharton's assertion that this assemblage was no flash in the pan but an important exponent of shaping the trombone's primacy in jazz music. Bonegasm's new recording, Not a Novelty, wears it's intentions on it's sleeve, or perhaps more appropriately, tattooed on it's arm.