"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.""
Fandango, the title track of this CD was performed by Philip and Joseph on the national PBS broadcast of NYP Maestro Masur's 75th Birthday concert. On this CD you will also hear Phil perform Turrin's 2nd trumpet concerto, "Chronicles" and Steve Gryc's "Evensong". NYP Principal Trombone, Joseph Alessi is also heard in solos with the University of New Mexico Wind Symphony. "Solo recordings by...trumpeter Philip Smith...and trombonist Joseph Alessi...are among the best ever made for their instruments, and this fits right in. Both players have exemplary tone qualities (full, round, and warm), power to spare, great technique, facility in all registers, and interpretive insight. They are well matched, and it's good to hear them play together in...Turrin's colorful and entertaining 'Fandango'..." -Kilpatrick, ARG
Total trumpet written by Michael Davis features 13 energizing etudes covering all aspects of contemporary trumpet playing. These comprehensive studies run the gamut of styles and approaches: scales, intervals, four part chorale, jazz phrasing, rock horn section, upper and lower registers, lead playing, etc. The accompanying CD, which includes demonstrations by Phil Smith, Randy Brecker and Jim Hynes, enables you to play along with a trumpet quartet, an acoustic rhythm section, a rock horn section, a big band brass section, as well as contemporary synthesizer tracks. An important resource for all trumpet players.