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Thursday 08 December 2011
With German Christmas markets springing up like mushrooms in British cities, it was appropriate that the Armonico Consort should present a seventeenth-century musical complement.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Koko is bursting at the seams, limbs hanging over balconies, enthusiastic fans crammed in at the front needing water from security, gasping before an empty stage. The phrase "sardines in a can" comes to mind and the electric excitement brewing is almost killed by the late starting of the show, but all is forgiven as the Peckham star bounds on to the stage.
Friday 22 April 2011
On the intriguing Teeth + Teeth = Teeths, Leeds combo Trumpets Of Death investigate a niche, but potentially fruitful area where traditional folk music rubs up against avant-noise, post-rock textures.
Tuesday 05 October 2010
Tuesday 05 October 2010
Arthur Wilson was a master of the trombone and a mainstay of British orchestral brass in the second half of the 20th century, both through his playing and his teaching. Seldom in the orchestral spotlight, he none the less made audiences aware of the trombone in the quality of his playing in the Philharmonia, which he joined as second trombone in 1951, becoming principal in 1962 until leaving the orchestra in 1979. During this time he played regularly under Karajan, Klemperer, Giulini, Muti, Maazel and Frubeck de Burgos, all of whom appreciated his musicianship and the skill with which he brought the orchestra's trombone section to such a high standard. He was Professor of Trombone at the Royal College of Music from 1967 until 1999, seven years beyond professorial retirement age, and many trombonists in British orchestras today owe the development and honing of their skills to his inspiration and care.
Thursday 30 September 2010
What do you call a beautiful girl on the arm of a trombone player? A tattoo.
Sunday 05 September 2010
Friday 18 June 2010
Requiem in Blue is an ambitious, multi-disciplinary work in tribute to the composer's late brother, featuring sections of the Latin Mass in alliance with folk and jazz elements: in the opening "Introit & Kyrie", for example, Natacha Atlas's rendition of "Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair" presages the Latin text.
Friday 20 November 2009
Sunday 07 December 2008
A second volume of cuddlesome Xmas fare from the Swedish trombonist. Vol 1 was a joy because it balanced churchiness nicely against homeliness, and contrived to articulate the natal soulfulness that unites the two at this time of year.
Sunday 27 July 2008
Hubbard's chops blew out in the Nineties, which is no surprise given the kind of stick the trumpeter gave them for 30 years or so.
Sunday 30 October 2005
Friday 30 September 2005
Sunday 10 July 2005
Monday 24 January 2005
From the moment Kenny Wheeler was introduced not only as a trumpet-player but also as a "wit, raconteur and the world's foremost expert on American cheesecake", it was obvious that the celebrations to mark the 75th birthday of one of Canada's most welcome exports to this country were not going to be too stiff an affair.
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