Going East

By
Jock McMcKenzie
Arranged
Price
£ 14.00 

Traditional Balkan music currently enjoys incredible popularity in both band, pop and dance music culture. Whether in its more 'rootsy' form or in the heavily studio-produced contemporary grooves, this etho-musical style displays instantly recognisable Balkan characteristics.

  • Bite-Size Brass Band
  • 3 Cornets
  • 1 Flugel
  • 1 Tenor Horn
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Bongos

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Traditional Balkan music currently enjoys incredible popularity in both band, pop and dance music culture. Whether in its more 'rootsy' form or in the heavily studio-produced contemporary grooves, this etho-musical style displays instantly recognisable Balkan characteristics. Going East was written to serve as an introduction to some of the more obvious nuances of Balkan Brass music:

Modal harmony with swift major / minor contrasts plus a lot of emphasis of the dominant of the key in which the piece is set.

The presentation of the main melodic material in intervals of 3rds / 6ths and Ostinato-like bass line with off-beat accompaniment.

Jock McKenzie studied trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where he was a joint recipient of the college’s concerto prize. Since 1987 Jock has based his musical career in Hampshire, working as a freelance trumpeter, conductor, composer, arranger and brass teacher. Currently Jock holds the position of Professional Leader (Brass) for Hampshire Music Service and is the Director of the Hampshire County Youth Band. It is the mix of all of these musical roles that has led to Jock establishing a reputation as a leading creator of brass music resources, particularly in the field of education and brass ensemble music.

"WOW !!!!! all of you should be locked up !!!! What great stuff - the compositions/arrangements, the playing (OUTRAGEOUS !!! ), everything is simply fantastic. (actually - i couldn't have expected anything less ! ) Many, many thanks to you and all for your superb contributions. yet again, you've managed to raise the bar! (an inch or two is ok but a few yards is really unfair !!!!!!!!!! )"

Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist, Musical Director, BBC Big Band, President International Trombone Association and Professor Hanns Eisler College of Music, Berlin

“Just wanted to give a general shout-out to SUPERBRASS - who are truly super-bad; for my money, one of the most exciting large brass ensembles EVER.”

Rex Richardson
International Trumpet Soloist

“Every now and again a recording that is both truly outstanding and will have great appeal to brass band listeners appears on the shelves. We are delighted to make it the first recipient of our CD of the Year Editors Award.”

Kenneth Crookston
British Bandsman

“All cleverly arranged and beautifully played, with excellent sonics.”

John Sunier
Audiophile Audition

“The end result, is a resounding success. This is not a commercial CD, this is education, passion and self belief written in the sleeve notes”

Richard Walker
British Trombone Society

“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello
Allaboutjazz.com
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