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Brubeck Bold And Brassy

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Brubeck Bold And Brassy  - Gramercy Brass Orchestra Of New York. Gramercy Brass Orchestra Of New York.

Label: Koch Jazz
Year: 2016
Released on LP: No
Released on CD: Yes


Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Bass Trombone by Chris Brubeck 3: 47
2. The Things You Never Remember by Dave Brubeck 3:08
3. The Gates of Justice by Dave Brubeck Length: 5:20
4. In your own sweet way by Dave Brubeck 6:48
5. On the Threshold of Liberty by Chris Brubeck 9:14
6. Polishing the Brass by Dave Brubeck 5:55
7. Lord, Lord by Dave Brubeck 6:30
8. Upon This Rock by Dave Brubeck 8:14
9. The Gates of Justice II: Open the Gates (Chorale)
10. The Gates of Justice III: Open the Gates (Reprise)


1. Conductor: John Henry Lambert

2. From Chris Brubeck's Facebook page:

Very excited to announce the release of "Brubeck - Bold & Brassy" by the fantastic Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, featuring compositions by Dave and by me. They even let me sit in on trombone a little.


Notes on release.

As a jazz musician, pianist, and writer of many great tunes he was indisputably on a level of his own. But there was much more to Dave's music and his talents as a composer. This recording provides a glimpse into the depth of Dave's vast and wonderful musical world, which ranged well beyond the world of jazz in which he is most well-known. Dave's catalog also included a broad output of written and classical compositions, which always provide windows into the sound world that was uniquely his own.

In his later years, Dave and his multi-instrumentalist son Chris, who played alongside his father as well as in his own bands, continued their onstage collaborations, as well as composing together, and it was under the guidance of Chris that this recording was made, just prior to Dave's death in 2012.

From Manhattan Chamber Commerce website.

The Iconic name of Brubeck combining the virtuosity of Gramercy Brass Orchestra offers a BOLD & BRASSY collaboration of innovative music and powerful performance.

BRUBECK - BOLD & BRASSY is a showcase of extraordinary brass and percussion talent and an interpretation of music by Dave and Chris Brubeck, never before heard this way.

Chris Brubeck appears on the disk performing the opening movement of his own FIRST BASS TROMBONE CONCERTO, along with a full brass band representation of his demanding overture, ON THE THRESHOLD OF LIBERTY. The music of Dave Brubeck shows the world that he was indeed a prolific composer of modern classical music beyond the global notoriety of his jazz piano and jazz standard compositions. Dave Brubeck's music is presented through excerpts from his many cantatas for chorus and various forms of orchestra, as well as orchestral works that he composed over his long and illustrious career.

Chris Brubeck further helped to guide much of this recording to historical and interpretive accuracy both at recording sessions and with commentary in the liner notes. The project is produced by eOne’s multi-talented classical label producer, Susan Napodano DelGiorno and engineered and mastered by Silas Brown (Legacy Sound) with package art work by Scott Harris (Best Content Solutions.) BRUBECK - BOLD & BRASSY marks Gramercy Brass Orchestra’s third commercial release on the eOne label (formerly Koch Records).

Gramercy Brass Orchestra of NY is an award winning, 30 member ensemble in the tradition of brass band performance, comprised of top brass and percussion performers in the New York pro musician scene. GBO has appeared at Lincoln Center, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard, Flatiron Festival of Music, and at countless NY regional concert venues. GBO also annually produces one of the most sought after summer brass/percussion music education institutes in America called, Gramercy Brass Band Camp, held as a program of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University.

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