Recommended Recordings

Recommended Chamber Music Recordings

Four of a Kind Four of a Kind
Joseph Alessi, Blair Bollinger, Scott Hartman, and Mark Lawrence
Summit Records

As a trombonist, I'm definately partial to trombone and brass recordings. With four of the best trombonists in the world collaborating to create this album, it's one of my favorites.

Dvorak: Serenades Op. 22 and 44 Dvorak: Serenades Op. 22 and 44
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (Neville Marriner)

Okay. So it can't all be brass music! I love the Dvorak Serenades. These are wonderful, very expressive, performances.

Within Earshot Within Earshot
Boston Brass
Summit Records

This might very well be my favorite brass quintet album of all time. Great arrangements, and a real energy in the performance that makes it truly special.

Bernstein, Gershwin, Tilson Thomas Bernstein, Gershwin, Tilson Thomas
Empire Brass

My favorite of the many terrific Empire Brass albums.

Paving the Way Paving the Way
Summit Brass
Summit Records

We are truly fortunate to have groups like the Summit Brass championing brass chamber throughout the world. I list Paving the Way as my favorite simply because of the wonderful recording of Tomasi's Fanfares Liturgiques...although Delights is a terrific album as well.

Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli
Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, Cleveland Brass Ensemble, Chicago Brass Ensemble
Sony Classical

The recording is worth purchasing even if just for the significance of the players involved. Dee Stewart, Bud Herseth, Vincent Cichowicz, Dale Clevenger, Jay Friedman, Frank Crisafulli, Arnold Jacobs, and more!!!