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A slang term for a glissando performed on a trombone. Composer Henry Fillmore is known as the Father of the Trombone Smear, and wrote a series of fifteen novelty tunes featuring trombone smears. The most famous being Lassus Trombone
In Dixieland jazz, the trombone glissando (or smear) is also known as a tailgate.

See Also

[English] tailgate
[Italian] glissando


Last Updated: 2016-06-15 20:24:02