FLOOD – Steve Wilson and Richard Harris
Richard Harris, Trombone
Steve Wilson, Bass Trombone
with Jovan Mays, Spoken Word on FLOOD
This recording features music by Charlie Small, Vladislav Blazhevich, Michael Davis, Daniel Schnyder, and a new commission by Conrad Kehn entitled FLOOD, a piece written in response to the murder of George Floyd for two trombones, electronics and narrator. The recording captures two technically gifted trombonists ‘dialing’ in some diverse repertoire…from playful to intense!
“A very fine version of the DUO CONCERTANTE! I admire the beautiful sound and intonation of the two soloists: bravi…” -Daniel Schnyder
“Bravo Richard and Steve! Your performance captures exactly what I intended when I wrote these pieces. I’m honored to have two virtuoso players recording this music…” -Michael Davis
Richard Harris, trombone
Whether it’s performing on OSCAR wining soundtracks such as “Joker,” the GRAMMY award winning album “Twelve Little Spells” with Esperanza Spalding, or recording solo and chamber music CD’s, Richard Harris has crafted an eclectic musical career. As a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, educator and advocate, his performances have taken him all across North & South America, Europe and Asia.
Steve Wilson, bass trombone
Dr. Steve Wilson is Chairman of the Department of Music and Professor of Trombone at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Wilson has been active nationally and internationally as a soloist, as a member of Scott Whitfield and the Big Bad Bones, the Continental Trombone Quartet, and as a member of the Jim Widner Big Band.
Jovan Mays, spoken word
Mays is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Aurora, Colorado, a National Poetry Slam Champion, TED speaker and the Youth Voice Coordinator of Aurora Public Schools. Mays has worked with well over one million students through poetry outreach in his program, Your Writing Counts. He is the author of 3 books