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BLOGARRHEA: Trombonist Matthew Hartnett Makes Spectacular Splash on 'Southern Comfort' Debut >>

Move over Trombone Shorty! Born in Louisiana, raised in Texas, now based in Brooklyn, Matthew Hartnett, he of the big fat greasy trombone sound, has self-released the kind of debut that not only celebrates his musical upbringing, but drags it into the new year all gussied up with funky asides, hip hiphop flourishes, soulful jams and jazz-rock fusion cliffs that get hard and heavy.

WATCH: Unusual Video of a Trombonist’s Lips, Shot from Inside the Trombone >>

Creative uses of new video technology have resulted in an unusual sight: a video of a trombonist’s lips vibrating to make music, shot from inside a trombone mouthpiece.

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