If you're one of those who believes that the trombone has a limited vocabulary, the monthlong Trombone Festival gathering in Gowanus should quickly mess with your head. The rasp and sputter of extended techniques, the blare and bite of proud proclamations, the metallic murmur of well-planned whispers—they'll all be part of the program, as this week's edition offers Jacob Garchik (last heard sousaphoning at Sunny's in Red Hook), Jen Baker (going solo tonight), and Joe Fiedler (a jaw-dropping improviser with a wildly fluid rhythm... More >>>