Chamber music sensation, Marc Reese, stalwart of the sensational Empire Brass and Professor and Dean at Lynn University lent his talents to interpretations of Simple Gifts and the Aria from Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach. Reese’s chamber music aplomb was obvious to all as he began the concert with authority, and tasteful verve.Trailblazing soloist and orchestral titan, Craig Morris premiered the trumpet and trombone version of A Postcard from Rio, by fellow University of Miami faculty member Ney Rosauro, as well as an emotion-laden treatment of a Berceuse by Gliere.
REVIEWED! DUO BRASS Recital at the 40th Anniversary Conference of the International Trumpet Guild, Reviewed By ITG Journal
“Brubeck played bass trombone throughout the recital, alongside an all-star cast of trumpeters that included Marc Reese, Craig Morris, Peter Wood, and Jason Carder. The recital featured a wide variety of music, including works by Bach, Beethoven, Dowland, and Gliere, as well as a commission by Ney Rosauro for Brubeck and Morris. Brubeck also arranged jazz charts by Chick Corea and Horace Silver, which further highlighted the power of this duo combination. Brubeck writes opportunities for each player to be the soloist, to accompany, to weave in and out of the melodic texture, and to play as an equal duo member, thus making his music exciting to listen to and play. The recital was a true exhibit of artistry and style by the whole cast of players.” (RG)Exciting performer and exceptional scholar, Peter Wood has selected to perform brass duo versions of a Bach Invention, Beethoven’s Fur Elise, and Flow My Tears-a song by John Dowland.
Jason Carder & David Brubeck DUO BRASS JAZZ!Jazz phenom Jason Carder rounded out the fantastic feast of virtuosity with jazz brass duo treatments of Corea’s Sea Journey and Horace Silva’s Senor Blues!
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