MATTHEW GEE (TROMBONE), CHRISTOPHER GLYNN (PIANO), MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Building on the success of his critically acclaimed debut album Paradiso e inferno, Matthew Gee continues to relinquish trombone playing from its stereotype and illuminate the wider public as to the beauty of this often misunderstood instrument.
The trombone's ability to raucously glissando has naturally drawn composers to focus on the instrument's comic potential - its undeniable clownishness. Embracing the complex emotions embodied within the clown identity - the 'tragic clown', smiling on the outside whilst crying within - this concept album brings together works by established masters, new commissions and arrangements which all celebrate the instruments vast range of colours, nuance and beauty, whilst letting its buffoonish stereotype shine through. More >>