8 July 2014 Cody
A wonderful program of new wind band gems, including commissions by Boston Brass. Boston Brass has been featured on the CBS Morning Show and NPR’s Performance Today, and has recorded several groundbreaking and extraordinary albums. Poéme Héroique was a commemoration both of the restoration of the Cathedral in Verdun in 1935, and the approximately one million soldiers killed in World War I at the battle of Verdun. This famous organ work is arranged here for brass by J.D. Shaw.
19 May 2014 Josh
When Cheryl Bentyne joined The Manhattan Transfer in 1979, it has been with her that the group has attained its status as the most successful harmony group of all time garnering them 10 Grammy Awards since 1980 – each part coming together with an unmistakable chemistry that not only nurtures the group as a whole, but lets the individual contributions of each partner come through. Cheryl’s are obvious: From her memorable (Grammy nominated)solo in “Meet Benny Bailey” to her portrayal of Lucy in the “Blee Blop Blues” video to her exquisite voicing of Django Reinhardt’s guitar solo on “Clouds” (adapted from Nuages) on SWING, to Miles Davis’ solo on Tutu, her talents are much of what is The Manhattan Transfer.