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Trombone Man: Ska's Fallen Genius by Adam Reeves

Trombone Man: Ska's Fallen Genius by Adam Reeves

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The tragic story of one of Jamaica's greatest and most influential musicians, Don Drummond, trombonist with 1960s ska giants, the Skatalites. The story will be presented as a series of seven full colour, 32-page comic book volumes, to be published later as a full-length graphic novel. 

  • Trombone Man: Ska's Fallen Genius will be essential reading for anyone with a passion for Jamaican music and an interest in the birth of ska and reggae. For fans of Drummond's band the Skatalites especially this will be a must-have collector's series. 
  • Beyond this, it is about the origins of a sound that has changed music forever. Every modern bass-heavy music, from hip-hop to house, from drum 'n' bass to techno, from garage to grime - it all has its origins in reggae and Jamaican soundsystem culture. And the story begins with the Skatalites and the birth of ska! For anyone interested in the genesis of bass culture and dance music, this is a crucial foundation stone. 
  • For comics lovers who like true life, powerfully emotional stories, this is for you. Its a tale of the exploitation and marginalisation of a genius and his descent into mental illness - but also a story of his redemption through music and one man's determination to make his music be heard. 
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