There have been several that have helped develop the art of being a bass trombonist. Edward Kleinhammer, Charlie Vernon, Doug Yeo and David Taylor are just a few of the names that are well known but the man that brought the instrument to the forefront is George Roberts. George’s sound, style of play and musicianship has left an indelible imprint on bass trombonists both young and old.
Paul Hill did a wonderful interview with George a few years back. Take a few minutes to read the interview at this site.
It is always a treat spending time with George. What a fine person not to mention a fantastic bass trombonist!!!