Mr Aharoni, if you don't know the name, authored one of the real classic books for bass trombone,
the New Method for the Modern Bass Trombone. A more exhaustive book I have not seen.
He has come out with a new book, The Non-Classic Bass Trombone, which has some nice tunes in a pop style along with a play-along recording.
He has posted some YouTube videos that mostly feature Micha Davis,Bass Trombonist of the Israel Philharmonic.
One nice thing about these video: they show the player(s) from some different camera angles.
I've never heard Micha Davis before but I really like his sound and his relaxed physical approach.
Anytime you watch a great player, be sure to take details of both sound and sight and store them in your memory vault. Four details that jump out at me when I watch Micha Davis play...
Really nice centering of sound on low notes
- Very relaxed demeanor, especially notice that the slide arm isn't too tense.
- The second uses a variety of camera angles including a brief close-up of Aharoni's embouchure. Notice those firm corners.
- Lastly, notice that Davis is able to play most of these low notes without having to puff out the cheeks. Yes, it can be done.