I'm not a musician and my first language isn't English, so I hope I'm not asking a stupid or inaproppriate thing:

Reading a CD booklet (Verve), I see the instruments are all abbreviated, and I'm unsure about a few ones. What I'm looking for is either some references to a list of common(?) abbreviations, or a confirmation whether my guess was right or wrong. Here's the list:

  • vcl vocal
  • t trumpet
  • p piano
  • g guitar
  • b bass
  • d drums
  • tb trombone
  • cl clarinet
  • arr arranger
  • cond conductor

As "references" is considered to be a bad word when requesting answers, please ignore any references you might advise.

  • Can you specify the exact album you are referring to?
    – Bebs
    Feb 19, 2021 at 9:36
  • Is "MCN: 0731453790926" sufficient? Otherwise: "Best of Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong".
    – U. Windl
    Feb 22, 2021 at 19:28


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