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High Brass from U.K. will perform in New York City

The British group High Brass has released their third CD, featuring music arranged specifically for the band by U.S. big band legend Bob Curnow, titled “Time For A Change.”

The album features 10 tracks (six arranged by Curnow) with the the full choir of forward-facing brass along with a rythym section. The tracks arranged by Bob Curnow include: Chicago III Suite, Time for a Change, Scorpion Dance, Quintessence, So May It Secretly Begin and Riverdance. Two arrangements are by Madison Scouts veteran Tez Smith — Malagueña and Rememberence (with thanks to Scott Boerma), and from Colts veteran John Flannery, Here’s That Rainy Day. The final track is Send In The Clowns, arranged by Chris Billington.

The band was keen to explore and challenge the limitations of the instruments and, by using a more mainstream jazz arranger rather than the traditional drum corps-style, it has enabled the members to define and characterize some of the instrumentation’s versatility often ignored during a 10-minute drum corps show.

The CD can be initially purchased from the High Bass Web site: www.highbrass.org.uk. The site also contains Mp3 clips from the recording and some of the reviews.

For those who may be interested in catching the High Brass experience live, the group is revealing exclusively to Drum Corps World that they have been invited to perform at the International Association for Jazz Education Conference in New York City, January 11-14 2006. The conference which will be attended by over 7,000 of the world’s leading jazz educators and musicians, however, the band is very keen to find another venue within the NYC area where they could undertake a second (or third) performance over the five-day trip.

If anyone knows of a suitable venue or would like some further infomration on High Brass please contact John Flannery — flanjc@yahoo.co.uk.

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