A Fusion Feast

A Fusion Feast 

Overture to “Candide” – Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

A combination of crisp and sarcastic styles with soaring melodic material.

First Course   
 “Always in Spring” – Charles Greenberg (1953- )

An original composition written for the high brass trio in a singing style.

Main Entrée   
 “Toot Suite” – Claude Bolling (1930- )

Claude Bolling’s definitive crossover music of jazz and classical styles.

Palette Cleanser   
 “Figaro” – (from  “Barber of Seville”) – Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)/Ross

A humorous tale of why trumpet players hate opera.


An Assortment Plate
“Indiana Variations” – Richard “Dick” Hyman ( 1927-

Dick Hyman’s set of variations written in different styles of jazz music.

A Glass of Port Wine
“Oblivion” – Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

A rich tango

Soul Cobbler

“Redeemed, How I Proclaim It!” – Kirkpatrick/Hayes/Ross
“Just a Closer Walk with Thee“ – Hayes/Ross
“Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” – Hayes/Ross

A set of down home  spirituals.

The Perfect Ending

“Tribute to Gershwin” – George Gershwin (1898-1937)Ross

The classic fusion of classical and jazz styles.