Passion For Brass – $15.00
Celebrating 30 Years:
The long-awaited 7th CD by this award-winning Canadian brass ensemble of four trumpets, horn, tuba, four trombones and two percussionists. Passion For Brass offers a wide-ranging playlist from the captivating 17th century music of Matthew Locke (composer for King Charles II) to big band versions of popular hits featuring Paul Stevenson’s high flying trumpet and a unique arrangement for Hammond Organ and brass. Our fine soloists are featured in some of the loveliest songs of all time. This is Brassroots at its passionate best.
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“It is just one more reason to recognize [Brassroots] as the cultural ambassadors that they are. A brilliant effort.” Chris Morgan, Scene Magazine. See the full review.
Check out what the The Brass Herald (October 2016) has to say…
Brassroots CD Review – Passion For Brass
Cocktails – $10.00
Brassroots sixth CD was released on November 14, 2009. This recording has received critical acclaim for the originality of Jeff Christmas’s Cocktail Suite and the excellence of the performances. Brassroots is joined by three of London’s outstanding jazz musicians, Denise Pelley (vocals), Steve Holowitz (piano) and Mitch Tyler (bass). The originals featured are:
- Fanfare Regalis
- Somewhere in New York
- Cocktail Suite
- Velvet Hammer
- Tequila Sunrise
- White Russian
- Pina Colada
- Singapore Sling
- Jimmy and Guinney
- Half Mast
- Warburton Arms
Jeff’s arranging skills are evident in:
- Sentimental Journey
- Songs of Erin
- Tuxedo Junction
- Here he comes!
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Brassroots 25 – $10.00
Celebrating 25 Years
- September Song (Kurt Weill, arr. John Iveson)
- Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael, arr John Iveson)
- When I’m 64 (John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arr. Alan Fernie)
- Yesterday (John Lennon and Paul McCartney, arr. Roger Harvey)
- Send in the Clowns (Stephen Sondheim, arr. Roger Harvey)
- Tico Tico (Zequinha Abreu, arr. John Iveson)
- Bone Idyll (Christopher Mowatt)
- Scarborough Fair (16th Century English Folk Song, arr. A. Wolfe)
- Sisters (A. Jeff Christmas)
Brassroots 20 – $10.00
A Collection of audience favorites including:
- Four Movements from Divertimento (Raymond Premru)
- Jealousy – trumpet duet (Jocob Gabe, arr John Iveson)
- Londonderry Air (traditional, arr. John Iveson)
- Two Movements from A Londoner in New York (Jim Parker)
And several more items offering a varied and entertaining program and showcasing Brassroots’ soloists.
Divertimento – Out of Stock
The Harvard Dictonary of Music defines a divertimento as an instrumental composition written primarily for entertainment, consisting of any number of movements, performed most often by a small ensemble. This recording, with its variety of styles and forms fits this definition perfectly.
Christmas in Brass – Out of Stock
The strength of Brassroots and the timeless, stirring music of Christmas makes this CD a joyful musical experience. Seventeen songs of the season, many old favourites and several new selections for your enjoyment.
First Take – Out of Stock
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N6C 2L9 Brassroots has also collaborated with Pro Musica of London in two recordings Snow Has Fallen – a choral Christmas and Canadian Voices
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