Not a review as such but must recommend a CD to you. It might not be that familiar to the majority of people on TMp as it was recorded nearly 15 years ago and is perhaps now out of mainstream view. The CD is called 'Principals' and features in my view two of the finest Brass musicians ever, Phillip Smith (Trumpet) and Dudley Bright (Trombone). To my knowledge, these gentlemen are Principals with the New York Phil and LSO respectively and perform the following pieces: Philip Smith - trumpet, cornet * Dudley Bright - trombone + *Song of Exultation (cornet) +A Never Failing Friend (trombone) *Schon Rosmarin (cornet) +The Noble Trombone (trombone) *Intrada (trumpet) +Immortal Theme (trombone) *I Love Him Better Every Day (cornet) +Elegie (trombone) *Blessed Assurance (flugel/ trumpet) This to me is an ideal crossover band/orchestral brass CD. The backing from the New York Staff Band is excellent (TMP Friend Brian Bowen is to thank for that!) and the playing is well....awesome. My favourite tracks...Song of Exultation, Never Failing Friend, Blessed Assurance (with fat super F at the end to cap it off). CD is available from www.nysb.org in the recordings section. I own a manky old cassette so decided to order the CD of it. I got mine direct from New York in about 5 days and it cost me $16 including p+p..bargain. Buy it, I promise you will not be disappointed...unless you have a passion for listening to bad playing! Does anyone else own this CD? There are a couple of people on TMP who will have a particular interest in this thread...Brian Bowen, Julescornet (Dudley's brother).