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The Making of Jay Z's "Somewhere in America" | by NewYorkBrass
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The Making of Jay Z's "Somewhere in America"

In this picture I am prepping to record the Trombone solo that can be heard on the song "Somewhere in America". The final take was done on a rare 1960s conn 20H although the pBone sounded quite good. It excels in getting that "dry jazz" sound, and for the final result we wanted something more "meaty". The Conn 20H is one of the last small (shall we say tiny) bore horns made before everyone made the final switch to the medium and large bore horns. The pBone which is made of 99% plastic has a surprisingly good sound!

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Taken in July 2013