For a limited time, use new special discount code — “NEW-RR” and receive a 10% discount on any or all of the following three new releases (enter code when ordering):
Horns for the Holidays
Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony
An outstanding new release from America’s premier professional wind band! The Dallas Wind Symphony has a worldwide legion of followers and this is their first recording of holiday music.
Horns For The Holidays showcases an exciting 12-track lineup including brilliant original arrangements of festive favorites with many first recordings. This sonic spectacular also features the huge Fisk pipe organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, and is faithfully captured by Reference Recordings’ world-renowned team of engineer Keith Johnson and producer Tam Henderson. A treat for wind band enthusiasts, audiophiles, and all who love great holiday music!
“Americans revel in the Currier and Ives images of Christmas: the sleigh rides, the snowmen, and all the joy that comes with twinkling lights, cold weather, warm fires, hot cocoa, and sharing a feast with your loving family.
Christmas isn’t like that in Texas.
Here the temperature often hits 60 degrees on December 25, making it warm enough to play football on the front lawn before you tuck into that turkey dinner. Santa arrives on a motorcycle.
Merry Christmas, y’all!” —Gigi Sherrell Norwood, Dallas Wind Symphony
Playing with Fire
Music by Frank Ticheli with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band
Jerry Junkin/Dallas Wind Symphony
An all-American collaboration!
The Dallas Wind Symphony and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band team up on this new sonic spectacular from Reference Recordings. The five pieces presented here offer a musical panorama from composer Frank Ticheli (b.1958). Light to dark, to joyous jazz celebration, it is all here for the listener. The first four pieces are among the best by this famed concert band composer. The final composition, PLAYING WITH FIRE combines the mighty Dallas Wind Symphony with enthusiastic playing by the 7-piece Jim Cullum Jazz Band! Wind band fans and traditional jazz enthusiasts will revel in these splendid performances.
Conducted by Jerry Junkin and recorded in the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas TX, the great music and its exceptional sonic palette are expertly captured by Reference Recordings’ world-renowned team of engineer Keith Johnson and producer Tam Henderson.
FRANK TICHELI is well known for his works for concert band, many of which have become standards in the repertoire. He has appeared as guest conductor of his music at Carnegie Hall, at many American universities and music festivals, and in cities throughout the world. Ticheli joined the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 1991, where he is Professor of Composition. His music has been described as “optimistic and thoughtful” (Los Angeles Times), “lean and muscular” (New York Times), and “brilliantly effective” (Miami Herald).
Organized in 1962, the JIM CULLUM JAZZ BAND is known worldwide for playing classic jazz plus music by great American composers. Since 1987, the weekly Riverwalk radio broadcasts (PRI) have featured the ensemble with distinguished musical guests.
And As an Early Bonus…
Viviana Guzmán, flute
Jérémy Jouve, guitar
An adventurous program of European masterworks for flute and guitar, from scintillating young artists VIVIANA GUZMÁN and JÉRÉMY JOUVE.
Their outstanding performances have been captured brilliantly by Grammy®-winning recording engineer Keith O. Johnson. A winner for all audiophiles and music lovers! This album is a musical journey full of emotion, from the soothing and mellow music of Faure and Satie to the driving excitement of “Bolero” and “Carmen,” to the thrilling modern music of Dyens, Duplessy and Ourkouzounov.
Reviews of Viviana Guzmán:
“An extraordinary technique and great musicality . Viviana Guzmán showed remarkable precision.” –El Mercurio, Santiago Chile
“A remarkable talent and great musicality . an exceptionally equipped flutist and a superb performer.” -Jean-Pierre Rampal
“The ‘Music of Passion: from Tango to Flamenco’ was a stellar performance. Viviana Guzman is a rare talent. She needs to be heard.” –The Stanford Daily
Reviews of Jérémy Jouve:
“Without a doubt one of the bright lights of the young generation of classical guitarists.” –Univers Guitare
“…such a technical mastery, refinement and sensitivity that the public was literally spell-bound.” –National Mail, India
“Jérémy Jouve is a vital and robust player who makes the most of the many dramatic and lively passages but he can also spin thin threads of golden tone in quieter music, notably the renaissance pieces.” -Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International