Isn't "analog news" just old news?? Well, actually, not in this case! I wanted to call your attention to an interesting new project that my friend up in Montreal, Chris Smith, turned me on to... Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet of the Montreal Symphony, has recorded a new album of French trumpet concertos, including the Tomasi Concerto, Andre Jolivet's Concerto No. 2, and Incantation, Threne, et Danse by Alfred Desenclos. There's a great article about it here with a sneak peek playback of the entire Tomasi. There's a nice interview with Paul that includes some insight into how the project came to be, as well as how he prepared to actually perform all three of these monster concertos on the SAME concert!
Wait, what about the analog part? Oh yeah, right! The recording will be released on VINYL. Yeah, baby!
Pre-order Paul's album here.
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