By Chris Waage • March 01, 2021 in Recordings The recording reviewed is of four early Romantic concertos for bass trombone performed on period-correct instruments by Aldo Caterina, bass trombone, and Giovanni Sabella, piano.
By Douglas Mark • February 24, 2021 in Recordings Domingo Pagliuca's 2019 debut solo album, Eternal Gratitude, was first conceived as a musical business card, but resulted in a GRAMMY award winning album and a tribute to a deep personal friendship.
By Peter Fielding • February 20, 2021 in Literature Crees and Rae have crafted a fine edition for the alto trombonist. Published by Brass Wind Publications, this carefully curated collection of 45 etudes embody its core pedagogical values. Far from a simple reengraving into alto clef, some etudes have been transposed and fit quite comfortably on the alto trombone.
By Craig Brenan • January 11, 2021 in Recordings This two-disc collection of music covers the gamut from intense driving modern jazz, free form improvisation, gospel choir(, moody, introspective, almost jam band-esque, to music that reveals hidden treasures as the music progresses.
By Michael P. Atkinson • December 31, 2020 in Recordings This is a sonically beautiful album, full of polished performances, each painted in unique instrumental colors which are radiant, perfectly balanced, and always well-situated in the stereo image, thanks to Nelson's sensitive engineering
By Donn Schaefer • June 01, 2020 in Recordings Released in 2019, this recording has garnered positive reviews and accolades including a #18 spot on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Bonegasm sets the stage for more recordings and performances from this outstanding ensemble!
By Jonathan Houghtling • May 18, 2020 in Recordings The fact that Christopher is able to perform on trombone and voice at such an incredibly high level, in addition to seamlessly combining all of the technological elements, makes him the epitome of the consummate musician.
By James William Sobaskie • May 11, 2020 in Recordings At first blush, the recent release of Preludes, Rags and Cakewalks, conducted by Eric Crees, might seem like an album of encores, or a collection meant for light listening. But this compact disc is much more.
By Ben Bruflat • May 04, 2020 in Recordings If brass quintet music is something you seek out, especially new brass quintet music, Axiom Brass' new release is a must-have.
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