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Bubreg²

Bence Bubreg and Me
Szentendre, Hungary
8 July 2018

My new friends Bubreg² had a great 2018 with successes all over Europe. I had the pleasure of meeting clarinetist Bence Bubreg in Szentendre, Hungary last July and thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful conversation about all things musical – from performance to composition and beyond. Unfortunately, his brother, saxophonist Márton was unable to join us as he was preparing for a solo competition that day.

Click HERE to listen to a radio broadcast of the June 11, 2018 Concertino Praga Winners Concert in Česky Krumlov. Bubreg² perform Departure and Arrival from my Duo Sonata beginning at 57:00. Their virtuosity is incredible, as is their innate ability to communicate as one entity.

Check out this retrospective of their year – and enjoy their terrific studio performance of “Departure” from my Duo Sonata at the 3:00 mark:

Read more about Bubreg² here and be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for them! Also, keep an eye out for their winner’s CD featuring their virtuosic performance of Departure and Arrival from my Duo Sonata and so much more.

P.S. Here is a low-res video, courtesy of Zsuzsanna Dobay, of their Česky Krumlov performance of the outer movements of my Duo Sonata:

A New Review of LIGHT AND SHADOWS, WAVES AND TIME

Nearly six months after its release, it’s good to know that some nice reviews are coming in for LIGHT AND SHADOWS, WAVES AND TIME. The latest comes from Sven Godenrath, a critic and opera aficionado from Hamburg, who includes the following: In the first part of “Light and Shadows – Luminant shadows” begins the piano, played… Continue Reading

Album Release Notes: of Light and Shadows

Here is some history about the origins and recording of of Light and Shadows, my second sonata for alto saxophone and piano. This recording features saxophonist Stephen Page and pianist Liz Ames. It was recorded by John Cates at Bates Recital Hall at The Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin… Continue Reading

Album Release Notes: Ragahoro Breakdown

A little info about the origins and recording of Ragahoro Breakdown, my second duo for clarinet and alto saxophone. This recording features Duo Entre Nous: clarinetist Jackie Glazier and saxophonist Don-Paul Kahl. It was recorded by Patrick Long at Stretansky Concert Hall at Susquehanna University. Ragahoro Breakdown is featured my forthcoming album Light and Shadows,… Continue Reading

Album release notes: Comments about …unsettled, unphased…

Robert Young and Amir Young put together this wonderful video during the rehearsals and recording of …unsettled, unphased…, the second on Light and Shadows, Waves and Time to be released on Navona Records on April 13, 2018. The track features Robert Young on tenor saxophone, pianist M. Maxwell Howard, John Geggie on double bass, and… Continue Reading

The First Review is In for Robert Young’s HYBRID!

  Robert Young’s album HYBRID was released in February, and the reviews are just beginning! His brilliant collection features music by Misha Zupko, David Heinick, Baljinder Sekhon, Tim Sullivan, and yours truly. HYBRID closes with a fabulous recording of my …unsettled, unphased…, featuring Robert Young playing tenor saxophone, pianist M. Maxwell Howard, bassist John Geggie, and… Continue Reading

New Album Coming in Spring 2018

Since PARMA recordings has just announced my status as a New PARMA Artist, I am thrilled to finally announce my forthcoming CD release with PARMA Recordings, light and shadows, waves and time, to be released in Spring 2018. I have been fortunate over the past twenty or so years to have collaborated with several of the… Continue Reading

A New Review of “The Space Between Us”

Hey, hey! I’m thrilled to share this wonderful review by Joshua Kosman, the classical music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle: By turns frenetic and soulful, the five pieces on this new release plunge a listener sharply into the world of the Akropolis Reed Quintet, a sharp, sleek ensemble out of the University of Michigan.… Continue Reading

A preview of The Space Between Us!

The Space Between Us   The Space Between Us was commissioned by the amazing Akropolis Reed Quintet to be the title work for their March 2017 release on the Innova label. Here is a trailer for Akropolis Reed Quintet’s forthcoming album featuring my music (the title track) in the background: Recorded in May 2016 in Ann Arbor, this album features music… Continue Reading

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