Chief and Frank

Each month like clockwork, Bone Southwest’s Michael Lake sends out a new free piece of his music to subscribers of his music feed at

This month’s piece is based on Bill Reichenbach’s great original called Chief and Frank. Dedicated to his two great influences, Emory Remington and Frank Rosolino, the beautiful homage is arranged for 5 tenor and one bass trombone.

Michael designed a variety of sounds throughout the piece which he overdubbed using his alto trombone along with bass trombone and tuba samples. The start of the song is particularly interesting in that it introduced not just the music put the men whose influences inspired Bill’s arrangement.

Listen to Chief and Frank, and while you’re there, sign up on the home page for all Mike’s monthly pieces.

Chief and Frank

Five alto trombones play Christmas Time is Here

You probably remember this from the Charlie Brown Christmas special. It’s a beautiful tune that was arranged for 5 trombones by our own Mike Lake.


Bob Weller plays Jingle Bells

Bob Weller is featured here on bass trombone performing Tom Kubis’ arrangement of Jingle Bells with the Puma Jazz Ensemble during their Winter Concert set at Paradise Valley Community College.

GI Joe Jackson


Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson is a phenomenal musician and trombonist. He is probably best know as the lead bone and then later as the director of the Airman of Note band. Click here to read his full bio.

If you want to hear one of the most fluid high ranges and harmonically complex jazz playing out there, check out his site