MATTHEW GEE'S AMAZING SLIDING CIRCUS

MATTHEW GEE (TROMBONE), CHRISTOPHER GLYNN (PIANO), MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Matthew Gee's Amazing Sliding Circus - GEE02Building 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 >>

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TRACK LISTING

Simon Vincent:  A Most Grand and Marvellous Spectacle; Mrs Nisbitt's Particular Lament; The Triumphal Couldrobonia
Igor Stravinsky, arr. Daniel-Ben Pieenar:  Pulcinella
Luciano Berio:  Sequenza V  
Stephen Sondheim, arr. Matthew Knight:  Send in the Clown
Gary Carpenter:  Fiscietto è morto
Ruggero Leoncavallo, arr. Matthew Knight:  Intermezzo; Vesti la Giubba (Pagliacci)

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Recording Details

Recorded:  28th November & 1st-3rd December 2017, Christ Church, Harrow, UK
Front Cover Design: Martyn King
Recording Producer:  Jim Unwin  
Recording Engineer:  Jim Unwin & Matthew Knight
Release Date:  February 2018
Total Duration: 76:06

REVIEWS

"first rate," and the review closes with the following:  "From a musician of extraordinary breadth of ability and imagination, this landmark CD from Gloucester rises effortlessly above more routine releases through the qualities of Keith John's performances and programme-planning.  This is definitely one not to be missed." - Organists' Review Editor's Choice