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Rising Sun - Jens Lindemann

With The Canadian Staff Band and James Thompson trumpet /  Ted Warren drums

The title of this CD is derived from Allen Vizzutti's suite Rising Sun (track 3, 4 and 5). In the suite, the composer paints pictures of three contrasting images of Japan. The soloist has to change instrument on each part. Mount Fuji - piccolo trumpet, Temples of Kyoto - flugel horn and Shinkansen: The Bullet Train - Bb trumpet!

Rising Sun is a very good title for this CD. When Jens Lindemann opens on piccolo trumpet in the first part, Mount Fuji, you can feel the sun and the height of the mountain.

Some years ago I had the fortune of hearing the composer, Vizzutti, perform this suite with piano accompaniment. It is like many of Vizzuttis composition a very demanding piece. Lindemann as the "rising star" he is on the trumpet sky, has all it takes to play it. The arrangment for brass band by Kevin Norbury is very well done and makes the piece even more exciting than the original version for trumpet and piano.

It will take too much space to describe all the music on this album, but as can be seen from the track listing, there are a wide range of music. From soaring Ferguson-style high stuff to lyrical flugel horn playing to cornet playing in Carl Hohne's Slavische Fantasie. I am also very impressed with Lindemanns great sound on the high pitched trumpets like his piccolo playing in Mount Fuji or his Eb trumpet playing in the Concertino by Sachse. One of his mentors, James Thompson, join him in a performance of Joseph Horovitz' Concertino Classico for two trumpets. The two soloists are well matched and blend well in this three-movement work.

The Canadian Staff Band of The Salvation Army, under the direction of Kevin Hayward, does a great job throughout the recording. In my opinion one of the best brass band in the world.

I ordered the CD from Marquis Music. They take VISA.

Absolutely recommended!

Title: Rising Sun - Jens Lindemann
Label: Marquis - MAR 305
Playing time: 64:40
Number of tracks: 16
Recording Year : May 2004
Track Listing:
1. Malaguena - Traditional/arr. Mark Freeh
2. Riverdance - Bill Whelan/arr. Ray Farr
 Rising Sun - Allen Vizzutti/arr. Kevin Norbury
    3. Mount Fuji
    4. Temples of Kyoto
    5. Shinkansen: The Bullet Train
6. Someone To Watch Over Me - George Gershwin/arr. Jeff Christmas
7. Soul Bossa Nova (from 'Austin Powers') - Quincy Jones/arr. Andrew Duncan
8. Slavische Fantasie - Carl Hohne/arr.Peter Graham
9. Joshua Swings the Battle - Traditional Spiritual/arr Steven Bulla
8. Concerto de Aranjuez (from 'Brassed Off') - Joaquin Rodrigo/arr. Kevin Bolton
11. - 13. Concertino Classico for Two Trumpets - Joseph Horovitz
14. Sachse Concertino - Sachse
15. Eriskay Love Lilt - Traditional Air/arr. Andrew Duncan
16. Standing on the Promises - Traditional/arr. Douglas Court

o.j. 2004