Blog Topic: Music Listening


Mnozil Brass

One of the best brass ensembles in the world, Mnozil Brass (from Austria), is pure entertainment of the highest quality. These guys play with relentless energy and great musicality. There are dozens of videos on YouTube, so I picked a … Continue reading

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Recommended Music!

A Strange Arrangement – Mayer Hawthorne Urban Litany – Tower Brass of Chicago The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings – Miles Davis and Gil Evans The Great Summit – Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington Grand Piano:Chopin – Josef Hoffmann Nightlife In … Continue reading

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Allan Dean and Kevin Dean, trumpet

I recently stumbled across this series of YouTube videos uploaded by a YouTube user named “wideangleman”. Allan is a professor at the Yale School of Music, while Kevin is a professor at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

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Recommended Music!

Russian Carnival – Burning River Brass Storyteller – Tine Thing Helseth Big Swing Face – Buddy Rich Big Band A Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guaraldi Live In Digital – Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass Ballads – Miles Davis

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More Tine Thing Helseth!

Tine is flat out amazing. Such control, musicality, and a sound to die for. Reminds me a little of Maurice Andre. Doesn’t hurt that she’s playing Rachmaninov, either. Enjoy! How about Arutunian?

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Recommended Music!

Live In Rio – Earth, Wind, and Fire Act Your Age – Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band Lush Life – John Coltrane B Minor Mass – Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti Church Windows/Brazilian Impressions – Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Lopez-Cobos

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Clark Terry plays “Misty”!

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Recommended Music!

Swing Out – Bob Mintzer Big Band Gershwin: The Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra – EOS Orchestra The Sound of Trumpets – N.Y. Trumpet Ensemble, Gerard Schwartz, director Bruckner Symphony No. 4 – Berlin Philharmonic, Gunter Wand Grand Piano: … Continue reading

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Tine Thing Helseth!

It’s a little out of season to feature this familiar tune, but a trumpet sound like this never goes out of season. Please check out Tine-she’s got at least one solo cd out with more on the way. She’s an … Continue reading

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