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by Kyle Simpler
Although jazz music continuously evolves, many of its performers stick to a fairly traditional set of instruments. There are plenty of recordings featuring saxophones, trumpets, pianos, or guitars, but how often do you see a jazz record featuring a euphonium? Brad Felt's The Dana Sessions: Duets With John Dana, showcases the possibilities of this often overlooked instrument. Brad Felt developed an affinity for jazz at an early age. His parents had an extensive jazz record collection, which launched ...read more
by John Barron
Veteran Detroit jazz musician Brad Felt has been championing the role of the euphonium and tuba as front-line instruments for over thirty years. Felt has an extensive sideman résumé, having performed with notable artists such as Roy Brooks, Martha Reeves and Howard Johnson's Gravity. First Call is an introduction to Felt's progressive jazz ensemble Nu Quartet Plus, featuring saxophonist and longtime musical associate Steve Wood.
Felt composes with an intriguing playfulness, building on rhythmic motifs and cleverly engaging euphonium and ...read more