Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Junkin: cnd/Dallas Wind Sym.|
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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More Than Spectacular!!
Richard Falgione | U S A | 07/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I purchased this CD, I did not know what to expect (this is the first CD I purchased with only marches on it). But, I knew if it was from Reference Recordings, the sound would be spectacular! Spectacular marches from a spectacular bandmaster from a spectacular recording label equals something much more than spectacular, to say nothing of the spectacular performances of the Dallas Wind Symphony! To describe this HDCD as a toe-tapper is setting the bar far too low. Listening to just a few of these marches can change a gloomy day to sunny - and I mean it! These marches are impeccably played with such verve and gusto that you are transported right to Main Street USA. And all this marching emotion is captured as faithfully as possible by the "Professor" Keith O. Johnson of Reference Recordings.If this CD does not get your heart pumping, better call 911!A GREAT CD not to be missed!"
Larry Nelson | Santa Monica, CA United States | 05/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This recording is unique. I've heard lots of march recordings, and the Dallas Wind Symphony takes a different approach. This is real music. Sousa was a great composer and this recording gets him out of the oom-pah crash-crash rut. There's subtlety here, variations, detail, and the recording itself shows it all with great dynamic range. It's as if Beethoven met Sousa in Dallas."
Superb Sousa - Strictly Speaking
It's Dave! | 02/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Absolutely love this CD! A great collection of my favorite marches and it is well done by this orchestra. My only issue with it is that I was expecting better sound dynamics. The whole CD seems quiet to me. When I used to play marches in the school band I was used to the thunderous, booming crescendos! Eh, I just turn it up louder! Also, my 8-month old son loves this CD. He perks right up and claps when I put it on."