quote by Sergei Prokofiev

There are still so many beautiful things to be said in C major.

— Sergei Prokofiev

Sentimental Trombone quotations

Trombone quote Never look at the trombones; it only encourages them.
Never look at the trombones; it only encourages them.

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you're free.

The trombone is too sacred for frequent use.

Trombone quote Many a sinner has played himself into heaven on the trombone.
Many a sinner has played himself into heaven on the trombone.

Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.

A frisky spirit makes my trombone sing.


You blow in this end of the trombone and sound comes out the other end and disrupts the cosmos.

The trombone is not meant for romance.

.. any instrument that hawks up it's own loogie every ten minutes is not meant for wooin' the ladies.

The trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments.

.. it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst.

My greatest teacher was not a vocal coach, not the work of other singers, but the way Tommy Dorsey breathed and phrased on the trombone.

You can be in Tokyo or Alberta at four in the morning in your hotel and you can still practice if you feel like it. A trombone cannot do that at four in the morning.


Play the gayest tunes in your books, play them loud and keep on playing them, and never mind if a bullet goes through a trombone, or even a trombonist, now and then.

Every time I talk about this, I say: when the singer is singing, he must be respected, you must be able to hear what he's saying. You can't put a trombone and a drum up there, and a microphone on the drum, microphones on everybody. You can't hear what he's saying.

Come with uncle and hear all proper. Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones...you are invited!

Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them.

I chose the trombone because the trombone players in the marching band got to be up front with the majorettes (because of the slides) and I loved that!


When I started out, all I did was play my trombone.

Making a movie is the same as an orchestra;

it's moving all the different instruments and the sounds, the kinetic and the auditory and the visual all together. I'm probably the trombone.

Trombone virtuoso and innovative composer, Papo combines the best of jazz and Latin music to create a genre that is unique and wild. He's redefined Latin jazz!

I certainly hear the Trombones Unlimited version of "Daydream" in a lot of elevators.

My first instrument was actually the trombone, but that didn't last long.

Soon I was playing guitar in bands from the time I was 11 or 12.


The jazz trombone is a magical experience particularly to hear and listen too.

I used to play drums when I was a kid, play the trombone.

I remember when I first rocked in it was a great big dance hall and Tommy Young was blowing trombone and Louis [Armstrong] was singing a tune and it was just Satchmo and you could hear it resounding through the dance hall and people were dancing. It was a highlight.

Louis Armstrong changed all the brass players around, but after Bird, all of the instruments had to change - drums, piano, bass, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, everything.

The thing that influenced me most was the way Tommy played his trombone.

. . . It was my idea to make my voice work in the same way as a trombone or violin not sounding like them, but playing the voice like those instrumentalists.


I played trombone for 10 minutes, and then I was in an accordion band in school for even less.

My Dad played the trombone and I think my Mom played the piano for about two years. It is very self-driven. They pushed me to do piano lessons, but they were never forceful about anything. They never pushed me to sing or anything, it was something that I did myself.

Musicians in my day had nicknames. My name was "Satchel Mouth," like a doctor's satchel. When I went to England this fellow was strictly English, and he was editor of the newspaper there. He shook my hand after I got off the train and said, "Hello, Satchmo." So right away my trombone player said, "Mmm, the man thinks you have mo' mouth than Satchel Mouth." So I was stuck with it, and it turned out all right.

I more or less think that the trombone was chosen for me.

I first selected a violin, which I didn't do too well with, and, ironically, the only thing left was the trombone. My next choice was a saxophone, but they didn't have any; so I think that the Creator had a lot to do with what I did...Because things just happened, you know, and I had no control over it. And I ended up with my instrument that I play now.

I never felt like that in my life. I didn't know human beings played these instruments. I heard them in Chicago and Louisville and St. Louis all my life, you know? But I didn't know human beings played them, you know? So the next day I went to Coontz Junior High School and I started on sousaphone, tuba, B-flat baritone, E-flat alto, French horn, trombone.

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