... On the Sunny Side of the Street A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square Chattanooga Choo Choo The Joker The Jockey Yes Sir, That's My Baby Leaning On The Lamp Post Charleston
".... a collection of pieces from the 1920's to the 1940's .... As we have come to expect from John Iveson, these are excellent arrangements, well scored, in a variety of keys that lie well on the instrument .... A particularly nice touch is the useful and encouraging comments on style and performance at the top of each piece. The piano parts are enjoyable, and there is an entertaining dialogue between the two instruments...."
Reviewed 'The Trombonist'
...If good taste and justice prevails, the collection of solos in 'The Sunny Side of the Street', arranged by John Iveson, will be widely performed. Iveson is one of the best players of his generation a marvellously rounded musician and a respected teacher.
Reviewed Music Teacher
A selection of numbers from the 1920's to the 1940's providing plenty of stylistic variety for the soloist (including some ad-libbing!) with sympathetic and highly-playable piano accompaniments. Guaranteed smiles and lots of enjoyment in this collection.
John Iveson began his professional career in 1965 as co-principal trombonist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and in 1969 was appointed Principal in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has worked with all the major London orchestras, and from 1980 until 1991 he held the position of principal trombonist in the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. For many years John was also the principal trombonist with the internationally renowned Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, which throughout the 1960's and 70's pioneered the performance of brass chamber music around the world. Many of John's arrangements in this field have since become established classics of the Brass Ensemble repertoire, and in more recent years many of these arrangements and compositions have been added to the standard brass band library.
John has also worked extensively in the commercial world of film and television studio recording, and was Professor of trombone at the Royal College of Music from 1970 until 1996. He now teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. An examiner for the Associated Board, John now lives in South Cumbria with his wife and two dogs, enjoying the return to his Northern roots, and continuing his writing, conducting, teaching and examining activities.