Posted by JoeS on February 03, 2003 at 19:36:36:
Has anyone caught this act? - (Charlie Villarubia in a brass quintet + a drummer...with a few of the players - mostly the horn player - occasionally doubling on keyboard)
I caught their impressive act here in Memphis, and this was by far the most entertaining brass concert that I've ever attended. ' very little "classical" repertoire. ' mostly jazz / rock / pop arranged in extremely clever ways (some minor "theatrical" stuff employed effectively also) and spiked up with virtuoso trumpet and trombone playing.
I'm not very knowledgable about guitar effects, but I think Charlie was running his sound through a "phase shifter" (correct??) on many numbers.
It was really great to see Charlie again too. Back in ancient times, I was the one who sold him his RM-5/4. The only other time I've been able to shake his hand again over the years was when he was in town with the Dallas Brass. What a great guy and superb player.