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Articles by Douglas Yeo

It's time to bury Henry Fillmore's most famous work for trombone Article

There is an uncomfortable truth about Henry Fillmore's most famous work for trombone. 'Lassus Trombone' was born and marketed in a crucible of racial stereotyping, minstrelsy, racism and Jim Crow. For those who are unaware of the racist background of Fillmore's signature piece and related works, or who might respond by saying, "It's not such a big deal," here is the story.