Posted by Michael Grant on September 30, 1999 at 19:50:17:
In Reply to: Cd Recomendations posted by . on September 24, 1999 at 20:53:39:
Are you ready?! I actually woke up in the middle of the night thinking
about this list. I could list over a hundred but that would be a little
much. I can say this: Acquire as much of the greats playing in the types
of ensembles where a tubist might actually find him/herself. Many times,
hearing an incredible quintet, ensemble, chamber group, etc. will spur the
ambituous player to form his/her/it's own group. Below are the great
players in the great groups:
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, John Fletcher, Tuba
London Brass, John Fletcher (beginning), Orin Marshall
Summit Brass, Gene Pokorny, Daniel Perantoni, Sam Pilafian
Empire Brass with Pilafian on tuba.
English Brass Ensemble, James Gourlay
The New York Philharmonic, Warren Deck
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Arnold Jacobs
" " " " , Gene Pokorny
Philadelphia Orchestra, Abe Torchinsky recordings
Cleveland Symphony, Ronald Bishop
Canadian Brass, Charles Dallenbach
HR Brass, David Glidden, Hartmut Muller & Heiko Triebener
Stockholm Chamber Brass, any of thier CDs, in particular the one w/
all four of the Ewald brass quintets.
... I could go on. I mean no offense to the many, many fine
players and ensembles that I did not mention.
In addition to the ones that have already been mentioned
here is a list of my "must have's"
AERODYNAMICS - Philip Sinder, Mark Recording MCD-1701, wonderful playing
and a great mix of music.
THE ANTIPHONAL MUSIC OF GABRIELI - Arnold Jacobs, Abe Torchinsky & Ronald
Bishop (the tuba version of "The Big Three") Sony Classical MHK62353
ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS FOR TUBA WITH GENE POKORNY - a great study in sound
and style for any young ( and old) player. Summit Records DCD 142
PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE - LOLLIPOPS - some incredible Fletcher.
Claves CD 50 - 8503
THE BEST OF FLETCH - a compilation of John Fletchers best recordings.
Available from Philip Jones in England. Two thumbs up!
HR BRASS PLAYS PICTURES AND PROFIEFF'S ROMEO & JULIET - two incredible
brass ensemble arrangements that display the range and depth of every
brass instrument. Amazing tuba and euph stuff. Capriccio 10 408
RUSSIAN BRASS - The English Brass Ensemble. Mind blowing tuba playing
in it's clarity, range and dexterity. ASV CD DCA 629
PAUL HINDEMITH - SONATAS , Fritz Kaenzig, tuba. The best Hindemith
to date. Equilibrium EQ10
CONTRASTS: The Contemporary Tuba, David Randolph aca CM 20018-18
ABORIGINAL VOICES - Mark Nelson. Contains "Three Furies" by James Grant,
one of the new 'standards' in the repertoire. Porduced by Mark Nelson
SUMMIT BRASS - PAVING THE WAY Summit Records DCD 171
SUMMIT BRASS - AMERICAN TRIBUTE Summit records DCD 127
these both contain incredible playing of wonderful arrangements
and great original works.
TRAVELIN' LIGHT (BOTH CD'S) TELARC. WOW!
GRAVITY!!! - HOWARD JOHNSON & GRAVITY. Verve records 314 531 021 - 2
some great jazz stuff.
MATTESON/PHILIPS TUBACONSORT. Rich Matteson & Harvey Philips in a
great jazz tuba group. Available in the near future via Harvey Philips.
TUBA! A SIX-TUBA MUSICAL ROMP Angel CDC 0777 7 54729 2
An incredible tuba sextet. Great arrangements and mixing. Includes
Sam Pilafian and Warren Deck.
CANADIAN CHOPS - JOHN GRIFFITHS, TUBA pretty amazing stuff. Available
through John Griffiths, check T.U.B.A.
JIM SELF - CHANGING COLORS contains a great work by Rubenstein called
"Brugel - Dance Visions".
A couple that I have not heard but know they would be good.
A TOUCH OF TUBA - VELVET BROWN can be found on amazon.com
SYMPHONIA - has to be the ultimate in big(AT)#$ tuba ensembles.
Well, how is that for starters. That oughta blow your budget.
Have fun -