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brassneck
23.10.2005, 15:38
Wanting a tuba album to enjoy? I recommend this one without hesitation ...

http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/24685.html

PeterBale
24.10.2005, 07:36
I'd definitely endorse that recommendation: contrasting repertoire, including some unaccompanied, some with band and some with tuba quartet, with some very interesting jazzy numbers. I am particularly enjoying Frode Thingnaes' "Concertino for tuba" but it is all brilliantly played and well worth splashing out on.

brassneck
24.10.2005, 23:38
This album just gets better each time I listen to it. This guy makes things sound so easy. The variation of timbre and technique throughout the entire range (both extremes) is outstanding! Jens Bjørn-Larsen and Øystein Baadsvik have a worthy peer in their neigbourhood. A modern day Michael Lind? (... and is this CD only available via WorldofBrass?).

James Yelland
25.10.2005, 12:05
I'd also strongly recommend Tuba Tribute to Fletch featuring a small galaxy (if such a thing is possible) of tuba stars. The entire album is full of quirky pieces of the type which John Fletcher himself, I'm sure, would have loved and played, including his own tuba quartet arrangements of Sugar Plum Fairy and The Can-Can, variations on Nellie the Elephant, an eccentric (what else?) arrangement for electric tubas by Oren Marshall of Caravan, the brilliantly titled Mine's a Large One, and best of all, David Powell reciting his own poem I've Fallen in Love with My Tuba and playing all the accompanying parts. And the profits go to the John Fletcher Trust. Buy both albums!

dyl
25.10.2005, 12:07
Some more posts on the 'Tuba Tribute to Fletch' CD here: http://www.themouthpiece.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14823

WorldofBrass.com
25.10.2005, 18:16
(... and is this CD only available via WorldofBrass?).

I haven't noticed it available anywhere else yet.
One of the things I love about my job is coming across artists like Eirik (the Viking) Gjerdevik and bringing them to a wider public by making their CDs available through World of Brass.

Look out soon for an incredible album from Jon Sass, tuba like you've never heard before!

brassneck
25.10.2005, 18:39
... Look out soon for an incredible album from Jon Sass, tuba like you've never heard before!

... if it's 'Sassified', I have it! ;)

WorldofBrass.com
25.10.2005, 20:21
... if it's 'Sassified', I have it! ;)

Sounds like you need to be our 'buyer'!

brassneck
25.10.2005, 20:32
Sounds like you need to be our 'buyer'!

- you should try his 'Heavy Tuba' albums as well (... including a very interesting interpretation of 'Pictures At An Exhibition')

James Yelland
25.10.2005, 23:17
I haven't noticed it available anywhere else yet.


Well, you wouldn't have, would you??!!

But in the interests of good healthy competition, try the Midland CD Club

http://www.midland-cd-club.co.uk/

or The John Fletcher Trust

http://www.johnfletcher-tuba.co.uk/

WorldofBrass.com
25.10.2005, 23:23
Well, you wouldn't have, would you??!!

Yes, actually.

James Yelland
25.10.2005, 23:38
Yes, actually.

Ah, my apologies. Always read the entire thread. It's the Erik the Viking CD which is only available from WoB. It's my own fault for introducing the subject of the Fletcher CD. Sorry about that. Sackcloth and ashes and all that.........

brassneck
25.10.2005, 23:42
Ah, my apologies. Always read the entire thread. It's the Erik the Viking CD which is only available from WoB. It's my own fault for introducing the subject of the Fletcher CD. Sorry about that. Sackcloth and ashes and all that.........

- but I hope you have bought Fletcher's 'Le Tuba Enchantee' CD ... a must have! ;)

James Yelland
26.10.2005, 07:25
- but I hope you have bought Fletcher's 'Le Tuba Enchantee' CD ... a must have! ;)

If only. I had never heard of this recording before ( I missed the original Tuba Tribute thread because I was on holiday). I looked at the King Record website, but of course, the CD has long been deleted from their catalogue.

brassneck
26.10.2005, 07:51
If only. I had never heard of this recording before ( I missed the original Tuba Tribute thread because I was on holiday). I looked at the King Record website, but of course, the CD has long been deleted from their catalogue.

:cool: :tup http://www.jpophelp.com/scripts/proddetails.asp?artist=Cher&dnum=200

(you'll find it after "Cheryl Bentyne - Talk Of The Town (Japan Import)")

tracklist:-
1. Ouverture Miniature from 'Nutcracker Suite' (Tchaikovsky) - tuba quartet
2. Chanson de Matin (Elgar)
3. O Du Mein Abendstern from 'Tannhauser' (Wagner)
4. Song Of The Flea (Mussorgsky)
5. Non Piu Andrai from 'Le Nozze Di Figaro' (Mozart)
6.>9. Suite for Unaccompanied Tuba (Hartley)
10.>12. Sonata fur Basstuba und Klavier (Hindemith)
13.>16. Sonatine fur Basstuba und Klavier (Jennifer Glass)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/kingseamus/LeTubaEnchantee.jpg

James Yelland
26.10.2005, 09:26
:cool: :tup http://www.jpophelp.com/scripts/proddetails.asp?artist=Cher&dnum=200

(you'll find it after "Cheryl Bentyne - Talk Of The Town (Japan Import)")

You're a star, sir! Although amusingly I notice that his name is given as John Fretcher. But, as we all know, those orientals can't pronounce the letter L. Not that I'm stereotyping people, of course.......

In a Chinese restaurant:

Customer: Waiter, this chicken is rubbery!

Waiter: Ah, grad you enjoy it sir!

It works better when spoken of course....

WorldofBrass.com
26.10.2005, 10:41
you'll find it after "Cheryl Bentyne - Talk Of The Town (Japan Import)

Ordered my copy straight away, many thanks for the information.

brassneck
26.10.2005, 22:59
(sssssh! ... don't tell Peter Bale that I received delivery of PJBE's hard-to-find 'Finale' CD today ... I only paid £4.20 incl. P&P winning it on eBay ... where was he? ... Fletch is amazing on this album :) ).


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/kingseamus/Finale.jpg http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/kingseamus/Finale2.jpg

PeterBale
27.10.2005, 07:56
(sssssh! ... don't tell Peter Bale that I received delivery of PJBE's hard-to-find 'Finale' CD today ... I only paid £4.20 incl. P&P winning it on eBay ... where was he? ... Fletch is amazing on this album :) ).It's alright - one copy's enough for me ;)

brassneck
27.10.2005, 14:24
It's alright - one copy's enough for me ;)

- I thought there was a reason! ;) Did you enjoy Sun Life's 'Recorded Delivery' CD you beat me to on eBay? (... I only have that on cassette!)

nickjones
04.11.2005, 10:54
Anyway back on topic....got my copy of the Eirik the Viking CD at Pontins...some amazing unaccompanied playing , also brilliant accomp by the Stavanger Band ( conductor Morten E Hansen ) and the Bergen Tuba Quartet. really enjoying the Ole Bull La Melancolie and the BloodAxe Lament..an amazing Carnival and some Herbert L Clarke with "Autumn Day"
Well worth Getting hold of from WOB....

WorldofBrass.com
05.01.2006, 19:02
... if it's 'Sassified', I have it! ;)

Sassified (http://www.worldofbrass.com/acatalog/24694.html) is now in stock and available to order on our website.
If you haven't heard this CD, I guarantee that you've never heard tuba like this before!