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Elliot Mason Transcriptions - Available Now!

August 16, 2018

Brand new in-depth solo book presents 13 exact note-for-note Trombone & Bass Trumpet transcriptions that cover a 15 year span of Elliot Mason's recording career.

Solos were taken from: Elliot Mason & Creation - Before, Now & After, Resolution & Vulnerable, Mason Brothers Quintet - Efflorescence, Let Me Ask You Something & Black 7 Wanted, Wynton Marsalis Septet - Marciac Fun, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - Forever Swing Suite, Sofijazz Quintet - Sister Sadie, Sveti - Belgrade Bop, Janek Gwizdala | Live at the 55 Bar - Aphelion, Studio Recording - Trinkle Tinkle, Live Recording - What Might Have Been

Cover + Featured Interview for The Trombonist

August 13, 2018

I’m extremely honored to be on the cover and featured in the Summer '18 Edition of The Trombonist, published today!
Extensive personal interview by Tom Dunnett (starts at page 15), some questions had to be answered by video responses/lessons!

Studio Footage & Transcription - Resolution (Feat. Joe Lovano)

July 31, 2018

Here's a video of Cre8tion with special guest Joe Lovano, recording Resolution in the studio for the new record  Before, Now & After. Rhythm section: Carlos Henriquez - BassAli Jackson - Drums & Dan Nimmer - Piano

The Life-Affirming Heartbeat of Jazz with Elliot Mason

June 28, 2018

The Life-Affirming Heartbeat of Jazz with Elliot Mason.

A wonderful review of Before, Now & After, plus many unique questions in my recent interview with jazz author Debbie Burke.

Elliot Mason - Radio Interview with Joe Dimino for Neon Jazz

April 25, 2018

Elliot joins Joe Dimino for for his 30 minute show on Neon Jazz Radio, they discuss the new album Before, Now & After, music, life and much more...

JLCO tour with Chick Corea

March 18, 2018

Chick Corea joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – a group he calls “The greatest big band on the planet” – to perform transformative new iterations of his music.

Review of Before, Now & After by Raul Da Gama

March 12, 2018

“Best of all Mr. Mason brings his “A” game to bear on his musicianship which includes some extraordinary writing and, of course, performance on his instrument of choice: the trombone.

This he wields like a proverbial rapier in the cut and thrust of the music, carving the air like a young master, who has discovered what life is like in the continuum of music”

- Raul Da Gama

* * * * All About Jazz review of Before, Now & After by Dan Bilawsky

January 29, 2018

 "Mason's monster technique, coupled with his exquisite taste, carries the day, and his wife, JALC comrades, and heavy-hitter friends help him bring this powerful and touching vision to life. And life, after all, is what it's all about."

- Dan Bilawsky for All About Jazz

New Album - Available Now!

January 19, 2018

My debut solo album Before, Now & After, described as a passionate emotional journey celebrating history, love, life and creation, is now available to pre-order​!

It features: Elliot Mason – Trombone & Bass Trumpet, Sofija Knezevic – Voice, Dan Nimmer – Piano, Carlos Henriquez – Bass, Ali Jackson – Drums, Cyro Baptista – Percussion, Tim Hagans – Trumpet, Brad Mason – Trumpet & Joe Lovano – Tenor Sax

Inside The Studio - Caravan (Feat. Tim Hagans)

December 20, 2017

Here's a short video of Tim Hagans with us in the studio, recording Caravan for my new record entitled Before, Now & After. Rhythm section: Carlos Henriquez - BassAli Jackson - Drums & Dan Nimmer - Piano

Elliot talks with London Jazz News about his new album

December 18, 2017

New interview! Just published today for London Jazz News. We discussed the inspiration and concept for my new album, my priorities when performing/composing, how to maintain fluency when improvising, teaching at Juilliard, which tunes were first takes, the guests on the album and touring with the JLCO. Fun interview with interesting questions, hope you enjoy! 

Elliot joined Sherman Irby’s Momentum for his album release

November 02, 2017

Elliot recorded on Mr. Irby's latest album release entitled: Sherman Irby’s Momentum: Cerulean Canvas.

The album features: Sherman Irby, Eric ReedGerald L. Cannon, Willie Jones III, Wynton Marsalis, Elliot Mason & Vincent Gardner. Click below for an in-depth review of the album by Ralph A. Miriello

Elliot – Commissioned by MoMA to present premiere

June 29, 2016

For MoMA's Summergarden program, Elliot was commissioned to write, present and premiere on July 17th, Before, Now, & After. 

Elliot writes, Before, Now, & After was composed especially for Summergarden. To me, MoMA embraces artistic exploration that then becomes the traditions of today; it preserves and documents, while remaining vital and engaged with the present. The same values have been integral to my growth as a musician. Appreciating those who innovated before us while staying true to one’s own artistic voice is the inspiration for this piece.

For more information click below 

Official Album Release | Efflorescence

August 02, 2016

On August 2nd, The Mason Brothers continue their musical journey with the official release of their second album “Efflorescence” on Archival Records. 

Efflorescence features the pinnacle of New York City’s jazz musicians, Dave Kikoski – PianoJohnathan Blake – DrumsMatt Penman – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Brad Mason – Trumpet

“As a trumpet player, I can say that they are also redefining the parameters of brass playing in it’s purest sense, and taking that aspect of their art into new realms too.. quite ‘Efflorescent’ indeed!” Randy Brecker

Effloresence – EPK – Live Footage + Interview

July 19, 2016

Here’s the EPK for the Mason Brothers Quintets second album entitled Efflorescence. It includes video from the recording & an interview, where Elliot & Brad explain the meaning of the album and their new musical path.

“With ‘Efflorescence’, we tried to capture and present an artists spiritual, intellectual and emotional flowering” said Elliot, to what Brad added: “We wanted this record to start where ‘Two sides, One Story’ left off, and progress to find its own musical identity”

Featuring: Dave Kikoski – PianoJohnathan Blake – DrumsMatt Penman – BassElliot Mason - Trombone & Brad Mason – Trumpet

Elliot chosen as "Outstanding Trombone Player of the Year"

November 16, 2016

I'm extremely grateful & very honored to have been chosen as "Outstanding Trombone Player of the Year" by the British Trombone Society Committee. 
Today I received this wonderful certificate!

"Please accept this framed certificate as a very small token of the respect and admiration of the BTS for my contribution to the world of the trombone"

Elliot was featured in the BTS Autumn issue of “The Trombonist”

May 13, 2016

Elliot is the featured artist of the Autumn Issue of the British Trombone Society (BTS) The Trombonist Magazine. Some of the topics discussed in the interview are: How to create your own unique voice on the trombone, how he got the position at the JLCO, what made him move to America, who his teachers were and how important his early stages of development in Norwich, UK were.

Elliot Performs on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert

April 01, 2016

Elliot performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Featuring Wynton Marsalis, Walter Blanding, Zoe Obadia, the Stay Human Band with Jon Batiste and dancers Jared Grimes & Lil Buck.

Elliot Mason & Wayne Shorter | Video Clip

February 23, 2016

Here's a clip of the end of Wayne Shorter's solo, transitioning in to my solo, from the JLCO's concert at the Barbican, UK. "Astonishingly poised trombone solo" - The Guardian. 

Elliot Mason testing his signiture series model B.A.C. Trombones

January 06, 2016

Here’s a video of Elliot playing and talking about all versions of his Signature Series Custom Trombone by B.A.C. 

Elliot Mason – B.A.C. Signature Series Custom Trombone
Designed by Artists for Artists, developed by: Elliot Mason, Michael Corrigan, Andy Vavricek.

The goal was to develop a new, unique and personalized trombone for all. Some of the Elliot Mason Signature Series features are: Custom specs, multiple choices of high quality metals options, numerous screw bells, elliptical slide crooks, threaded balancing counter weights, multi-directional adjustable thumb rest and diverse lead pipe variants.

The Mason Brothers record an episode for Capsulosity

December 29, 2015

Capsulocity is a web series that aims to capture the new era of Jazz in New York City. Brad and Elliot were featured in Capsulocity’s series ” That’s Killin’ ” They performed as a duo, starting with true improv in the moment, that found a path to Rhythm Changes.

Warming Up on the Trombone with Elliot Mason & Chris Crenshaw

November 18, 2014

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonists Chris Crenshaw and Elliot Mason discuss their warm up routines and strategies, showing you their techniques to improving your tone and how to warm up properly. 

Sketches of Elliot Mason, drawn by Toshiaki Kitazato

January 04, 2016

Toshiaki Kitazato, known for his sketches of jazz musicians, draws two pictures of Elliot Mason

Elliot was mentioned in an interview with Wynton Marsalis

June 10, 2014

Elliot was mentioned in Wynton Marsalis’s interview for Cambridge News. When the question “How did a Brit come to be part of the orchestra?” was asked, Wynton explained the process and talks about Elliot and his family. “He’s unbelievable as a trombonist, there’s such virtuosity and clarity in his playing, but he is even greater as a person. As a person, he is like pure gold. He gives so much, and is always keen to give himself fresh musical challenges. His mother and father are both jazz musicians and his brother too. It’s in his blood. He can sing a melody out from the trombone; it’s like a human voice the way he plays it”Wynton Marsalis

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