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Alan Kaplan is a living legend among L.A.'s elite studio trombonists. He is that rare guy who does it all - an expert doubler, a superior orchestral player and soloist, and an amazing jazz player.

 

2014 Rio 2 [Score] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] John Powell Trombone
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Marco Beltrami Trombone
2013 Despicable Me 2 Trombone
2013 Epic [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Danny Elfman Trombone
2013 Oblivion [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] M83 Trombone
2013 The Wolverine [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Marco Beltrami Trombone
2012     John Carter     Michael Giacchino     Trombone
2012     Ted [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Walter Murphy     Trombone
2011     Sucker Punch         Trombone
2010     Despicable Me         Trombone
2010     Repo Men         Trombone
2009     Batman: The Brave & the Bold [Soundtrack from the Animated Television Show]         Trombone
2009     Public Enemies [Score]     Elliot Goldenthal     Trombone
2009     Star Trek [Music from the Motion Picture]     Michael Giacchino     Trombone
2008     Max Payne [Original Score]     Marco Beltrami     Trombone
2008     The Pineapple Express         Trombone
2007     August Rush         Trombone
2007     Shooter [Music from the Motion Picture]         Trombone
2006     Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins [Original Motion Picture Score]     Craig Safan     Trombone
2006     X-Men: The Last Stand [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Trombone
2006     X2: X-Men United [Original Motion Picture Score]     John Ottman     Trombone
2005     Constantine [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Klaus Badelt     Trumpet
2005     Dreamer [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Trombone
2005     Elektra [Original Motion Picture Score]     Christophe Beck     Group Member, Trombone
2005     Robots [Original Score]     John Powell     Trombone
2005     Sin City [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Robert Rodriguez     Trombone
2005     The Skeleton Key [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Trombone
2004     Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Trombone
2004     Day After Tomorrow     Harald Kloser     Principal, Trombone
2004     I, Robot [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Marco Beltrami     Trombone
2004     National Treasure (Original Score)     Trevor Rabin     Trombone
2004     Spider-Man 2 [Original Motion Picture Score]         Trombone
2004     Surviving Christmas [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Randy Edelman     Principal, Trombone
2004     The Village (Original Score)     James Newton Howard     Trombone
2003     Agent Cody Banks         Musician
2003     Bruce Almighty [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Principal, Trombone
2003     Bulletproof Monk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Eric Serra     Trombone        Trombone
2003     Daredevil [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Trombone
2003     Out of Time     Graeme Revell     Trombone
2003     Paycheck [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Powell     Trombone
2003     Tears of the Sun [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Hans Zimmer     Trombone
2003     Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Principal, Trombone
2003     The Hunted [Music from the Motion Picture]     Brian Tyler     Trombone
2003     The Italian Job (2003) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)     John Powell     Trombone
2003     Timeline [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Brian Tyler     Principal, Trombone
2003     X2 [Original Motion Picture Score]     John Ottman     Trombone
2002     Blade II         Trombone
2002     Blade II     Marco Beltrami     Trombone
2002     Dragonfly [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Trombone
2002     The Scorpion King [Original Motion Picture Score]     John Debney     Trombone
2002     The Tuxedo [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Trombone
2001     Bubble Boy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Ottman     Trombone
2001     Domestic Disturbance [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Mark Mancina     Trombone
2001     Evolution [Original Score]     John Powell     Trombone
2001     Joy Ride [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Marco Beltrami     Trombone
2001     Rush Hour 2 [Original Motion Picture Score]         Trombone
2000     Diamonds [1999]     Joel Goldsmith     Trombone
2000     Songs of Love     Plácido Domingo     Trombone
2000     Swingin' at the Blue Moon Bar & Grille     Steve March Tormé     Trombone
1997     Conspiracy Theory     Carter Burwell     Trombone
1992     A League of Their Own         Trombone
1987     Harry and the Hendersons [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Bruce Broughton     Trombone
1985     The Color Purple [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Trombone

 

* = favorite
** = BURNIN'!
*** = legendary performance

 

*** "I Don't Like Goodbyes" - Alan Kaplan / "Lonely Town"
(Alan - all trombones)
Alan Kaplan - I Dont Like Goodbyes.mp3

 

JAZZ SOLOS

**Bag O Bones - Frank Capp / "In A Hefti Bag"
Alan Kaplan - Bag O Bones.mp3

**Rush Hour - Jerry Grant / "Rush Hour"
Alan Kaplan - Rush Hour.mp3

**Sambandrea Swing - Louie Bellson
Alan Kaplan - Sambandrea Swing.mp3

**The Flintstones Theme - Roger Neumann / "Introducing Roger Neumann And His Very Large Band"
Alan Kaplan - The Flintstones Theme.mp3

 

All clips from Alan's CD "Lonely Town"
Jazz / Orchestral 

*Angel Eyes
Alan Kaplan - Angel Eyes.mp3

*Emily
Alan Kaplan - Emily.mp3

*I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
Alan Kaplan - Guess Ill Hang My Tears Out To Dry.mp3

*My One And Only Love

Alan Kaplan - My One And Only Love.mp3

*Nancy With The Laughing Face

Alan Kaplan - Nancy.mp3

*The Night We Called It A Day
Alan Kaplan - The Night We Called It A Day.mp3

 

Alan soloing with Buddy Rich
(trivia: Alan was the youngest person to ever play lead trombone with Buddy Rich - at 19)

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