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    1 John 1:8

     

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    Featured Recording


    Virtuosity


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    Returning for their second GM co-release, Dick Peaslee and Bill Russo celebrate the evolving role of the soloist in contemporary, jazz-inflected concerto and chamber settings.
    Russo's The English Concerto was commissioned in the early 1960s by Yehudi Menuhin and is performed here by the great Stevyn Staryk and the London Jazz Orchestra, the group which gave its 1963 premiere.

    Peaslee's Chicago Concerto was commissioned in the late '60s for Gerry Mulligan and the Chicago Jazz Ensemble. Here it is given glorious voice by the extraordinary Gary Smulyan and the Manhattan School of Music Ensemble.

    Peaslee conceived both the Nightsongs and The Devil's Herald with smaller forces in mind the former for trumpet soloist with strings and harp, the latter for tuba soloist with horn quartet and percussion. These works are brilliantly rendered by the musicians for which they were crafted: Philip A Smith, principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, and the venerable tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips.

     

    Featured Publication


    Total Trumpet
    Total trumpet written by Michael Davis features 13 energizing etudes covering all aspects of contemporary trumpet playing. These comprehensive studies run the gamut of styles and approaches: scales, intervals, four part chorale, jazz phrasing, rock horn section, upper and lower registers, lead playing, etc. The accompanying CD, which includes demonstrations by Phil Smith, Randy Brecker and Jim Hynes, enables you to play along with a trumpet quartet, an acoustic rhythm section, a rock horn section, a big band brass section, as well as contemporary synthesizer tracks. An important resource for all trumpet players.