Brett Baker goes treasure hunting in brass band solo archives

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The Black Dyke Band's Principal Trombone Brett Baker has been busy in the recording studio this April to dust off old solos for trombone and brass band which have been unjustly neglected. Baker is bringing to our attention particular solo pieces that were popular in the 1960's and 70's. Joint soloist on this recording is his Black Dyke Co-Principal Paul Woodward who focus on the Salvationist repertoire. Together they will cover over a century of important trombone solo repertoire in a gigantic double CD Paired with more the more well-known Buxton Orr Trombone Concerto and Ray Steadman-Allen's The Eternal Quest are J A Greenwood's Mercury and forgotten trombone solos such as Sound the Battle Cry by William Broughton and The Tromboneer by W Gerard. The solos are accompanied by the Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band, who, like the Black Dyke Trombone Quartet, are featured artists at July's International Trombone Festival in Birmingham, UK.

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