The latter Part of the twentieth century witnessed an exponential growth in quality solo repertoire for trombone. Dr. Thomas Zugger has assembled a great collection of works that highlight the lyrical, jazzy and playful personalities of the trombone. Throughout the recording, Dr. Zugger demonstrates a beautiful, resonant tone. His flexibility is outstanding and he performs with energy and excitement throughout. All the compositions on the recording are written by composers whose professional life and compositional output took place in the second half of the twentieth century. Every work has a beauty and soulfulness in it's conception. None of the works require extended techniques, and all contain interesting ideas that are organically developed and keep the interest of the listener. The Interaction between soloist and piano is quite engaging. Tinashu Wang performs with clarity of tone, delicacy and rhythmic assuredness. The two musicians interact well with each other and each stylistically reflects the other's musical intentions. What also makes the recording interesting is in inclusion of two compositions by the soloist and his musical collaboration with his wife, Gail. Zugger's Sonata has florid melodic material that he performs fluidly, in addition to a well-developed lyrical theme in the second movement. Zugger sings through the trombone very well here and throughout the piece. The trombone and clarinet collaboration of Dr. and Mrs. Zugger in his three dances works well, with the timbres of both instruments gelling effectively and stylistically complementing each other. Even with the different inherent dynamic ranges of the instruments, there are never any balance issues. There are great pieces performed well on this CD. All works on this CD are very accessible and are sure to inspire trombonists, young and old. --James T. Decker - Texas Tech University.