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Andy Martin: Andy Martin & Metropole Orchestra

Andy Martin is a young veteran trombonist on the California scene. He plays in many big bands, and studio, movie, and commercial work. These two albums give him a chance to be spotlighted out front in sympathetic settings.

The Mons album includes recordings of two radio broadcasts by the mammoth Dutch Metropole orchestra, which includes all manner of strings, reeds, and sundry others, but which is never stentorian or unwieldy. Backed by widely varied arrangements of this cast, Martin’s trombone shines through with velvety elan.

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