Randy Aldcroft has written 3 volumes of 36 wonderful jazz duets for Trumpets in all keys. These duets were written for the intermediate and
advanced student interested in playing jazz. The range of
notes gets higher and the duets get harder with each
volume. The chord changes are included to help learn the
structure and chord progressions, and so the duets may be
played with a rhythm section if desired.
The individual volumes are also available on our web site.
These duets are perfect for the student and teacher to work on at lessons and several of them can even be programmed together as a medley on a concert or recital.
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After moving to Los Angeles with his family he studied arranging and composition
in high school, forming a “big band” with great LA musicians like Joe Mainey, Conte
Condoli, Frank Rosolino, Bill Perkins, Ollie Mitchell and Joe Pass.
After joining the US Army, he spent 3 years in the Norad Band working worldwide
and recording music for the Armed Forces Radio Network as lead trombone, bass
trombone and arranger.
He returned to Los Angeles, working as a freelance musician. Randy worked for the
Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Co. playing more than 30 musicals. He played on the
Dinah Shore TV Show for 5 years on the trombone, euphonium and as an
arranger, the Merv Griffin Show, the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno
as trombonist and arranger, the Carol Burnett Show and many others. He played
on “Operation Entertainment” with the Terry Gibbs Band. He also worked with the
big bands of Mike Barone, Bob Florence, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Bill Holman,
Toshiko Aikioshi, Louis Belson, Slide Hampton, Gordon Brisker, Frank Capp, Henry
Mancini, Bill Potts, Dee Barton, Dick Cary, Jack Sheldon, Don Menza and with Kai
Winding with his trombone quartet.
Randy has played and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder,
Natalie Cole, The Spinners, The Commadores, Tom Waits, Elvis Presely, The Beach
Boys, Big Voodoo Daddy, Puff Daddy, Herb Alpert, Stevie Nicks, Ry Cooder, Gladys
Night, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Julio Inglesias, Carlos Santana, The Academy
Awards with Randy Newman, and many movies.
His jazz composition,” Breakfast Wine” in the Real Book, and was recorded by Bobby
Shew (the title of the Album). He has other recorded songs,”Trickey Lix”, recorded by
Jim Self (the albumʼs title) and “Somebodyʼs Samba”on the same album. His “Love
Song” is on a Gordon Brisker album played by Tom Harrel.
Randy has many arrangements published for all size groups, from his “Famous
Jazz Duets” for Trumpet and Trombone to classical brass quintet pieces. He teaches
the tenor and bass trombone, euphonium and tuba.