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Victory Stride: The Symphonic Music of James P. Johnson

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:52 am
by Steve Marcus
This album was recorded by The Concordia Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.

Was/is "The Concordia Orchestra" a real entity or just a name for a group of studio musicians who recorded a few CDs? Where were/are they based?

In any event, the miking/playing of the tuba is very clean in this recording. Who was the player?

Thanks.

Re: Victory Stride: The Symphonic Music of James P. Johnson

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:03 pm
by poomshanka
A little bit of info:

http://takiconcordia.org/about-tccf/

Looks like they've disbanded.

Re: Victory Stride: The Symphonic Music of James P. Johnson

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:44 am
by KTurner
I'm glad you heard this! I played on that album with Dean Plank on bass-trombone. It was a really fine orchestra that came together via Marin Alsop. It was her training outlet orchestra for those years. It consisted of some really fine NYC freelancers; Jim Pugh, Ed Neumeister, Chris Gekker, many others. It's got some fun low brass stuff on it. Unfortunately that orchestra doesn't exist any more. But I'm glad it was recorded!