The Tragic Life Of Ska Music’s Greatest Trombonist

Don Drummond: Ska Music’s Greatest Trombonist?

Ska Music's Greatest Trombonist

Don Drummond’s unprecedented skill with the trombone was an indispensable part of the Skatalites’ sound. His genius is lauded, but his troubled life was short.

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Who Is Ska Music’s Greatest Trombonist? If you’re wondering who is considered ska’s greatest trombonist, a quick Google search will unanimously tell you that it’s Don Drummond. Drummond was one of the founding members of the Skatalites, who are generally credited with having started the genre. All Music tells us that ska began as a combination of several different musical genres, including calypso, rock, and R&B, and Drummond’s unprecedented skill with the trombone was an indispensable part of the Skatalites’ sound. His musical genius is widely lauded, but his troubled life was tragically short — he died at just 37 — and he never got to see how influential he was.

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