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.