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American Conical Ensemble records James Curnow

There’s a new brass group on the block! This summer, at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, Kentucky, a new “super group” of brass musicians took the stage. Trumpeters Chris Martin (New York Philharmonic), Mark Ridenour (Chicago Symphony), and Matthew Harding (U.S. Marine Band), were joined by alto horn virtuoso Nathan Miller (Asbury University), Hiram Diaz (U.S. Marine Band) on euphonium, and Christopher Tiedeman (U.S Marine Band) on tuba.

Long time brass band supporter and world renowned composer and arranger, James Curnow, arranged a new piece for this virtuoso ensemble, which they premiered at GABBF. The group returned from Kentucky and really wanted a chance to record Jim’s wonderful arrangement of Appalachian fiddle music.

This recording features Amy McCabe and Anthony Bellino on trumpet (both members of the U.S. Marine Band), as well as Matthew Harding on piccolo trumpet, Nathan Miller, Hiram Diaz, and Chris Tiedeman.

Analog News

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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