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    New Brass
    The much anticipated follow-up to Brass Nation is here! New Brass features Michael's critically acclaimed group with bass trombone great Bill Reichenbach in a dynamic, new setting. In addition to an all-star rhythm section of Phil Markowitz, John Patitucci and Jeff Ballard, Michael and Bill are joined by a hand-picked ensemble of brass virtuosi. Included in the line-up are Phil Smith and Ray Mase on trumpets, Phil Myers on french horn, Gene Pokorny on tuba and Joe Alessi, Nitzan Haroz, Ko-ichiro Yamamoto and Blair Bollinger on trombones. If you liked Brass Nation and Bonetown, this one's a must for your collection!

     

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    Advanced Concert Studies
    Advanced Concert Studies for Trumpet contains the same musical and technical challenges found in the original Concert Studies for Trumpet, only on a more advanced level. Lyricism is a large component of this book, with technical challenges of range, tonguing, intervals, and key signatures abounding. More advanced players will use this book in its suggested transpositions. Also included is a CD of Philip Smith performing the following studies:

    Tangents (James Curnow) / Crazy Clock (Allen Vizzutti) / Etude Fantasy (Stephen Bulla) / Lyric Piece (Gregory Pascuzzi) / Scherzino (James Barnes) / Auburn (David Sampson) / Declaration (Douglas Court) / Waltz (Phil Snedecor) / Attitudes (Timothy Johnson) / Folk Dance (Eric Ewazen) / Street Song (Phil Snedecor) / Romance Etude (Joseph Turrin) / Zing! (Allen Vizzutti) / Dance Etude (Joseph Turrin) / Spinoff No. 1 (Ellen Taaffe Zwilich) / Impulse! (James Curnow)

    Three bonus studies are included:

    Coronation Fanfare (Joseph Turrin) / Spinoff No. 2 (Ellen Taaffe Zwilich) / Chambers (Bruce Broughton)