Cassette catalog number: 30303
Personnel: Jeffrey Curnow (vocals, trumpet); Rolf Smedvig (trumpet); Scott A. Hartman (trombone); Sam Pilafian (tuba); Eric Ruske (horns); Julie Spangler (organ); Rich Jensen , Andy Kubiszewski, Robert Leidhecker (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Authors: Donald Elfman; Patricia Dussaux; Gila Fox.
Recording information: Main Auditorium, Shore Cultural Center, Euclid, OH (10/19/1991-10/24/1991).
Editors: Erica Brenner; Rosalind Ilett.
Arrangers: Elaine Martone; Ernesto Sanchez; Rich Jensen ; Sam Pilafian ; Kenneth Amis; Jack Gale; Mark Gould ; Rolf Smedvig .
Brass and Broadway make for festive melodies in this collection of some of the most popular tunes from American musical theater. From Andrew Lloyd Webber to Cole Porter to Richard Rodgers, the Empire Brass brings to these songs to life. Rousing numbers known to music lovers young and old, these songs are familiar, comforting, and the best the genre offers.
Inspired arrangements allow the brass to carry these pieces with minimal percussion accompaniment. They capture the full sound of Broadway without the full orchestra. The troupe lives up to its grand reputation with this superior album. The excellent quality of this recording creates a rich, full audio experience.