Suggested Solo Recordings
Coda Connections Feature - Spring 2014

​Many of you have told me how much you enjoy the way the various instruments blend to make a "band sound," and I love it too! Band music is my absolute favorite and I listen to recordings all the time. Another thing I like to hear is a really amazing soloist showing off on his/her instrument. If you
think you might also like a closer listen to the various wind and percussion instruments, here are some suggested recordings for your library:

Flute: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio (Claude Bolling and Jean-Pierre Rampal)
Oboe: Concertos & Sinfonias for Oboe (Heinz Holliger)
Bassoon: Wanted (The Bassoon Brothers)
Clarinet: Dragon's Tongue (Robert Spring)
Saxophone (all sizes!): Bach and Noodles (Harvey Pittel)
Trumpet: Carnival (Wynton Marsalis and the Eastman Wind Ensemble)
Horn: Horn Rhapsody/Middle Earth/Gale City (Richard Todd)
Trombone: The Virtuoso Trombone (Christian Lindberg)
Euphonium: The First Carnegie Hall Euphonium Recital (Brian Bowman)
Tuba: Tuba Tracks (Gene Pokorny)
Marimba: Marimba When? (Leigh Howard Stevens)
Percussion ensemble: La Bamba (The O-Zone Percussion Group)

Happy listening!

Michael Blackman
Concert Band Director