This album is a compilation of pieces commissioned by TROMBOTEAM! in 2013. Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign and private donations, these works were premiered in a single concert that summer. Upon receiving a Scholarly and Creative Arts Grant awarded by the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Arts and Letters, the prospect of recording this music became a reality.
During the creative process, the composers received little direction outside of a rough time constraint and a choice to use four or five trombones. The resulting variety of styles, sounds, and techniques is therefore a testament to their creativity and talent. No two compositions sound alike, yet we find each to be likeable—a remarkable feat indeed! The entire process has been rewarding and we are thrilled to share this terrific new music with you, our audience.
released December 15, 2015
Recording Engineer: Mateusz Zechowski
Recorded: Church of the Redeemer, New Haven, CT in 2013
Photos: Barry Cantrell (front and back covers)
Tenor trombone: Jennifer Griggs, John Grodrian, Ben McIlwain, Sarah Paradis
Bass trombone: Craig Watson