American Conical Ensemble records James Curnow
Recorded for composer James Curnow, this piece was arranged for a fantastic new brass group, called the American Conical Ensemble. American Conical Ensemble is a “super group” of musicians from the U.S. Marine Band, major symphony orchestras, and one of the most wicked alto horn players around, Nathan Miller.
These pieces were premiered in 2018 at the Great American Brass Band Festival, with Chris Martin (N.Y. Philharmonic), Brandon Ridenour (Chicago Symphony) performing the trumpet parts, Matthew Harding (U.S. Marine Band) on piccolo trumpet, Nathan Miller (Asbury University) on alto horn, Hiram Diaz (U.S. Marine Band) on euphonium, and Christopher Tiedeman (U.S Marine Band) on tuba.
This recording features Amy McCabe and Anthony Bellino on trumpet (both members of the U.S. Marine Band), as well as Matthew Harding, Nathan Miller, Hiram Diaz, and Chris Tiedeman.
I had the pleasure of recording the first 10 Bordogni/Rochut duets by Tom Ervin for a video series by US Marine Band euphoniumist, Hiram Diaz. Hiram has given the euphonium community a beautiful and FUN way to play these classic duet arrangements! Find more on Hiram's Youtube channel! You can purchase the original duets HERE.
Here's another rag arranged by my friend and Marine Band colleague, Jon Bisesi. This is Chromatic Fox Trot, for solo xylophone and brass quintet.
I recently recorded and produced a video series for my friend and Marine Band colleague, Jon Bisesi, featuring Jon's arrangements of rags by George Hamilton Green, for solo xylophone and brass quintet. Great fun on these sessions - be on the lookout for more videos in the coming months!
Anne McGinty composed a very challenging and beautiful piece called Tuba and 12, and I had the chance to record it for Anne this winter. The piece is a very interesting instrumentation - 6 winds, 6 brass, and solo tuba. The variety of colors in this three movement work conjured by Anne McGinty is fantastic. John Cradler performed the extremely demanding solo tuba part beautifully, and my fellow engineer Michael Ducassoux did the mastering work. Find out more about Michael's work at Red Room Productions. To hear more from this session, and see the complete list of personnel, head on over HERE.
This recording is a demo I did for arranger and hornist Mark Questad. Mark's beautiful arrangements are available through McGinty Music. This demo involved securing a recording location, and arranging for session musicians, followed by recording on location.
I recently had the good fortune to record my good friend and 2nd trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra, Jack Sutte, in his performance of two complete etude books newly composed by Nathan Ost. Nathan has added two excellent collections of etudes to the trumpet repertoire, and it was a great pleasure to record Jack's fantastic playing. Here are a few examples from the sessions... Enjoy! Find Nathan's etude books and website HERE. Also, check out Jack's fantastic brass trio with his Cleveland colleagues, Factory Seconds!
Demo recording for composer, Anne McGinty...Anne runs McGinty Music, and keeps a stable of fantastic arrangers and composers represented in her catalog, as well as publishes her own arrangements and original compositions. I recorded a number of brass quintet arrangements as demos for her publishing website, and this piece was an original that we really enjoyed playing and recording. No Strings Attached is challenging, exciting, and would serve as a great opening piece for a recital program.
Live recital recording - Valor Brass - Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC - May, 2017
This is a solo trombone recording I made as a single release for my personal website, virtualtrombonist.com.
Valor Brass, live recital recording and video for social media use