EXPRESSIONSThe Heart of the Tuba
Zequinha Abreu, Johann Sebastian Bach, Leonard Bernstien, Vittorio Monti, Robert Schumann, L. Subramaniam, Kerry Turner, John Williams
KYLE TURNER, tuba
Eliabeth Defelice, Piano
Joe Tomkins, Percussion
Alan Baer, Tuba
"What you will hear in this album is a solid hour of beautiful tuba sound, and if you wonder if these two words should be used together, then you should hear this album. Kyle Turner...never makes anything but a pure, warm, dignified sound. He has plenty of technique to handle these pieces...Hearing [Turner and Alan Baer] together is a treat".
American Record Guide - July / August 2006
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" 'Elegance', 'suppleness' and 'grace' ...are all qualities [displayed] on this interesting disc by Kyle Turner...players and students of brass instruments [hear] a talented performer in action...I would recommend this disc to any musically curious listener as one that well repays the listening time...This well-recorded album provides a revealing insight into the possibilities of an instrument rarely heard solo. It shows a versatility going well beyond its typical role in the bass end of the brass section...I enjoyed Mr Turner's playing and hope to hear more from him."
MusicWeb International - April 2006
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Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Kyle Turner has lived and freelanced in New York City for 25 years. Mr. Turner has performed over 500 concerts with the New York Philharmonic as interim principal. He currently substitutes in the Philadelphia Orchestra and plays with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Mr. Turner has performed with virtually every major musical institution in New York City, including all of the Lincoln Center orchestras. He was a member of the Naumberg award winning Saturday Brass Quintet for 22 years. Other chamber music appearances include Orpheus, New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Canadian Brass, Solid Brass, and the American Horn Quartet. He has recently been in demand in the recording industry, playing in television and radio commercials, major motion pictures, and Live from Lincoln Center programs. Mr. Turner has recorded with Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, Nonesuch, Warner Brothers, Angel Records, Dorian, ebs, Music Masters, Koch Classics, Musical Heritage Society, MSR Classics, and many independent labels. Mr. Turner teaches privately, and at Montclair State University in New Jersey.
Mr.Turner used a B&S Perantucci 10 F tuba for this recording.
Kerry Turner (b. 1960)
SONATINE for tuba and piano
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
ADAGIO and ALLEGRO
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
SONATE NO.3 in E MAJOR, BWV 1016: Adagio ma non troppo
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
ONE HAND, ONE HEART and SOMEWHERE (from West Side Story)
John Williams (b. 1932)
IRISH REEL & LEAVING HOME
(from Far and Away)
Kerry Turner (b. 1960)
Zequinha Abreu (1880-1935)
Vittorio Monti (1868-1922)
L. Subramaniam (1947-1996)
FAREWELL TO MANJU (from Salaam Bombay)