Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Rick Tiven, Joel Brown, John Sauer|
King's Court and Celtic Fair
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
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Pentax_n_Proud | Concord, MI United States | 01/19/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I love the Emprire Brass! However, this is the worst of their CDs that I own (and that number stands at nine). The previous review faulting the mixing is right on. The percussion was obviously recorded elsewhere and in no way blends in with the ensemble. Several pieces are percussion with Empire Brass serving as the accompaniment. The mix sounds like it was done by a High School percussionist. I love brass, but this CD will see little play by me. Too many discs by Empire Brass and other artists that are worth listening to over this one."
A jolly, festive jaunt through Renaissance & Celtic fare!
Brianna Neal | USA | 11/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Empire Brass Quintet's arrangements for trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, are--if not exactly period--pleasingly creative, crossing cultural and temporal boundaries with natural ease. Adding zest to the recording is the outrageously lively and exotic percussion (both acoustic and electronic) of Kurt Wortman, as well as bagpipes, drums, vocals, violin, cello, recorder and guitar provided by a host of other guest artists. This music is not meant to be historically authentic, but just plain fun. And it is! I picked this up on impulse in a bookstore because of the whimsical cover art, and it turned out to be one of my favorite purchases in years. Give it a sampling and see for yourself!"
Problems with audio mixing
John Scott | San Francisco, ca USA | 07/03/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The audio mixing engineer did a terrible job on this one. The drummer sounds like he was placed in a large empty hall with the microphone 2 inches away. His rat-a-tat completely overwhelms the music."