... erm, took me ages to reply to this but the album it came off was Le Tuba Enchantee recorded in Toyko in 1980. Michael Reeves was the pianist and has a good wide selection of music on disc. (... and no, I'm not selling it to anybody! I was lucky to buy it years ago.)Mrs Fruity said:On the subject of John Fletcher, the best thing I've ever heard him play is the Sleeping Beauty Waltz, where he plays all of the parts himself. Unfortunately we've lost the tape, so if anyone can tell me which album it's from, I'd be very grateful.
We had a thread on this some time ago as followsbrassneck Is there anything in the rulebook that stops bands using the European/USA style of rotary-valved [i said:chimney-stack[/i] style of tubas? Totally different experience compared to a Sovereign, Yamaha or Courtois. :-?
Alice said:Pål Magne Austnes from Stavanger band is the most amazing tuba player EVER. His playing at the European and the Open was unbelievable.
Steve Marcus said:As a tuba/bass star of the future, consider 18-year-old Carol Jantsch. She was one of the semi-finalists for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra auditions last month; virtually every other semi-finalist already had experience in major orchestras!
Steve Marcus said:Now, at the age of 20, Carol is the Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra!
trumpetmike said:...Oren Marshall (very surprised not to see his name already mentioned)...
Amazing choices of tuba players listed on this thread and I will add more of my favourite players over the years. Walter Hilgers, Michael Lind, Floyd Cooley, Gene Pokorny, Harvey Phillips, Daniel Perantoni, Tommy Johnson, Bob Stewart, Oren Marshall, Roland Szentpali etc. etc. etc. (... far too many players to list because of their individuality and technique).