Recording Review

Title of Recording: Wynton Marsalis - Carnival

Conductor: Eastman Wind Ensemble - Donald Hunsberger

Recording Label (e.g., Angel): CBS

Recording Type (i.e., CD, LP, Tape, Video): CD

Recording Number if available (e.g., MCD-2160): MK 42137

Pieces: Variations Sur "Le Carnival de Venise"; The Debutante; Believe Me, If all Those Endearing Young Charms; Grand Russian Fantasia; Moto Perpetuo, Op. 11; 'Tis the Last rose of Summer; Napoli - Variations on a Neapolitan Song; Fantaisie Brillante; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child; Valse Brillante ("Sounds from the Hudson")

This very exciting CD is a must have for any trumpet player and music teacher alike. It's rich full sound and outstanding performances by Wynton Marsalis and the Eastman Wind Ensemble are top-notch. The technical proficiency of Marsalis is astonishing and the difficult role of accompanying by the ensemble is executed with great precision. This recording works well as a model for good intonation, articulations, blend, and balance.

Reviewer:Tim Knabe

Source:Personal Copy

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