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Bonegasm: A Review

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!


Benedetto Marcello and Johann Ernst Galliard Sonatas: A Review

By Mike Lomas • May 26, 2020 in Recordings
One could say that Mike Hall's editing causes the pieces to come surging back to life, but on these discs, this is also aided by his impressive solo playing.


Half Man, Half Machine: A Review

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.


Preludes, Rags and Cakewalks: A Review

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.


First Impressions: A Review

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.


And If All Were Dark: A Review

By John Kenny • February 17, 2020 in Recordings
Of all David Taylor's albums, this is perhaps the most extraordinary and original. This is not just great playing - it's an extraordinary concept.


Vital Signs: A Review

By Brad Edwards • February 07, 2020 in Recordings
Both for his excellent playing and for the presentation of valuable bass trombone solo repertoire, George Curran is to be congratulated for an outstanding offering.


Fratres: A Review

By Douglas Mark • January 13, 2020 in Recordings
Whether you are a trombone enthusiast or simply one who appreciates a profound musical experience, this recording is well worth adding to your library.


Smile: A Review

By David Wilken • December 09, 2019 in Recordings
This album is remarkable for a number of reasons, notably Jarvis's impeccable trombone playing and the lush, colorful arrangements. Even more impressive is the story that accompanies the circumstances around its creation.


Starsplitter: A Review

By Matthew C. Haislip • December 04, 2019 in Recordings
The DePauw University Band plays with a maturity and joy that makes listening to this CD an enjoyable experience. The faculty performances are worth hearing, as well. I look forward to hearing other discs from the faculty and students at DePauw.


Playing Favorites: A Review

By Chris Waage • October 30, 2019 in Recordings
This would be a great addition to any trombonist's library. The repertoire is outstanding and the performances fiery and inspired.


The Pipes are Calling: A Review

By Peter Fielding • October 19, 2019 in Recordings
James Box and Jean-Willy Kunz's April 2019 release of The Pipes are Calling is an exceptional recording for trombonists and organists alike.


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