Martin’s huge warm sound always has clarity and he maintains a beautiful tone and control at both extremes of the register.”

— Alwyn Green, Glissando Magazine (UK)

Certainly Shades and Trombone Czar: The Extended Version leave little doubt that he possesses commanding technical facility as a bass trombonist.”

Textura Magazine (Canada)

This CD brings us 12 tracks of refreshingly varied music…showing the performers flexibility and musicianship off to the full.”

— John Maines, Glissando Magazine (UK)

McCain's solid bass trombone playing was one of the highlights of the performance.”

— George Broussard, International Trombone Association Journal

Martin commands a powerful and passionate sound, demonstrating mastery of compositions while bringing to life the music for the listener. ”

— Peter Pickett, Pickett Blackburn

Very good playing musically and technically on the highest level. ”

— Ben van Dijk, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Pedagogue and International Soloist

There's certainly nothing tentative about his playing: he executes the material on both discs with conviction, and his attack is agile and his sound robust. ”

Textura Magazine (Canada)

McCain is an extraordinary player, commanding amazing technique and exquisite artistry. ”

— Demondrae Thurman, International Soloist and Pedagogue

I have always admired his rich, pure tone with which he beautifully spins every line.”

— Brian Hecht, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and International Soloist

His technique is superb and the tone simply delightful to hear.”

— Alwyn Green, Glissando Magazine (UK)

The opening track, Andante, Op. 64 by Alexander Thcherepnin showcases McCain’s rich and expressive bass trombone sound. His playing is very controlled and seemingly effortless. In both demanding technical passages and long, lyrical phrases, McCain demonstrates a solid command of the instrument.”

— Alan Carr, International Trombone Association Journal