Sunday, April 24, 2016

THE Chicago Brass

I'm sure we've all seen this one of the Chicago Brass playing under the direction of the legendary Jay Freidman (and for some reason including Joe Allessi?). It's too good not to see again, so here it is.

They play a really neat Strauss medley.

Just listen to that sound! The roundness and the body! I think they solved the problem with Strauss' music: all those darn strings! Who needs 'em with a sound like this?

I did take particular notice in this video (perhaps because of all the close-up shots) of the breathing that these players do. If I weren't watching, I would never know. They know the ensemble well enough to be able to disguise their breaths in the music. A step beyond stagger breathing. Enjoy!

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