Nick Etheridge/John-Paul Gandy/Pete Dawson/Bob Broadley/Paul Archibald/Shaun Thompson/Chris Traves/Rob Davies/Tom Davoren/Jonny Bates/Simon Dobson
Nick Etheridge feat. Virtuosi Gus & BasscraftDiscovery Music & Vision
5060293320099 | DMV 109 | 1CD
The musical journey begins with a large and traditionally structured piece for British Brass Band and ends worlds apart in an eclectic ‘Definite Damage’ Concerto for Nick’s funk, jazz and drum and bass combo, Basscraft. Sandwiched between these musical bookends are the hypnotic Pads and Riffs for ten tubas (performed on my B&S PT16 F and PT 20P CC tubas) and Diversity a 'Concerto in One Movement'.
Simon Dobson's 'deconstructed' Concerto showcases the tuba within a contemporary landscape with wild and virtuosic outer movements that contrast sharply with the intimate solo music within the heart of the piece. The breadth of contemporary styles employed is a breath-taking rollercoaster ride to bring the album to a close.