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Current players to listen to and admire

Postby Radar » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am

We see a lot of discussion about tuba greats of the past, but who are the must listen to Tuba players out there playing currently and what are your favorite examples of their playing. It's great to remember great players of the past and learn from their example, but perhaps we could do more to promote and support players that are playing currently.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby Peach » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:08 pm

Here in Europe, Les Neish, Sergio Carolino, and Roland Szentpali are all hotter than... There are others too obvs but these guys are working at one hell of a level.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby bloke » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:42 pm

To me (possibly to some others) most tuba solos (sorry, but: literature and performances) are a bit tedious.

I (mostly) enjoy listening to really good players making really good orchestras, quintets, and jazz bands sound even better.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby Tubajug » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:09 pm

bloke wrote:To me (possibly to some others) most tuba solos (sorry, but: literature and performances) are a bit tedious.

I (mostly) enjoy listening to really good players making really good orchestras, quintets, and jazz bands sound even better.


I have never really enjoyed playing tuba as a solo instrument. I prefer it in an ensemble... Sorry to derail the thread...
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby roughrider » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:40 pm

bloke wrote:To me (possibly to some others) most tuba solos (sorry, but: literature and performances) are a bit tedious.

I (mostly) enjoy listening to really good players making really good orchestras, quintets, and jazz bands sound even better.


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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby Rivercity Tuba » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:37 pm

bloke wrote:To me (possibly to some others) most tuba solos (sorry, but: literature and performances) are a bit tedious.

I (mostly) enjoy listening to really good players making really good orchestras, quintets, and jazz bands sound even better.


What he said ⬆️
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby Ian1 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:32 pm

Owen Slade (plays on most of the UK recorded soundtracks)

Must be one of the best in the world!
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby swillafew » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:03 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Daellenbach

Here's a guy who has been famous since I was wet behind the ears, and recorded beaucoup albums, and played his butt off year by year every way you could want.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby AndyCat » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:04 am

Ben Thomson, Royal Opera House, on trial for the LSO. Great ensemble player. May well still be a LSO Live Stream of Mahler 2 recently.

+1 for Owen Slade, and Robin Haggart at the Liverpool Philharmonic. Robin was on the Lucerne Mahler 2 with Abbado.

Andy Duncan with the BBC Scottish, formerly Halle.

And of course, James Gourlay is as good as ever still.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby bloke » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:42 am

Fine European tuba players (and yes, prior to their youtube videos, they tended to be the "great unknowns" of orchestral performance on this side of the pond) have, lately, either been making themselves known, or have been shown to us by others who have videoed them (during rehearsals, etc.) and posted videos.

Domestically, I would point out Jeff Anderson (San Francisco Symphony...which - from decades ago to current times - consistently has released "reference recordings") is one of those verbally-quiet orchestral back-row virtuosi who only tends to "toot his own horn" when on the job.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby marccromme » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:34 pm

If I may chip in with an euph player I really like, its Anthony Caillet, a frensh man. There is a wounderful recording of Cafe, Piazolla, with pianist Miki Fujii.

On the tuba side I have a great liking to danish Jens Bjørn Larsen playing Tango Jalosie, Jakob Gade.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby Radar » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:49 pm

Thanks for the suggestions so far, I'll have to check these players out.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby BBruce107 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:19 pm

Honestly a huge influence on my playing via listening is Warren Deck. His sound and clarity is incredible and I have never heard another tuba player sound anything like he did.
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby bigboymusic » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:19 pm

Mike Sanders...... doing exactly what Bloke says... Making the St. Louis Symphony rock for almost three decades now....
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby bloke » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:43 pm

the routinely-ignored-here best-ever tuba player, Roger Bobo.

Are Bobo and Deck "Current players"?
They both still teach...
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby doublebuzzing » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:04 pm

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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby winston » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:26 am

Andreas Martin Hofmeir - recordings of the Duda Concertos
Thomas Leleu - "In The Mood For Tuba" (LOL that name) it's good.
Perry Hoogendijk - Quicksilver

North America:

Yes, Jeff Anderson seems to be an underrated orchestral player. So, any recent SFS recordings.

Shoutout to Craig Knox on the Shosty 5 with the Grammy. Steven Campbell with the Minnesota Orchestra nomination on the Mahler. If you're into opera Dave Kirk wit dat Wozzeck...
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby David A. Goldfarb » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:37 am

marccromme wrote:If I may chip in with an euph player I really like, its Anthony Caillet, a frensh man. There is a wounderful recording of Cafe, Piazolla, with pianist Miki Fujii.


Count me as a fan as well. Video here:

http://www.anthonycaillet.com/en/media/videos
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby MacedoniaTuba » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:39 am

https://youtu.be/UIs1JDcOQ9o
This guy plays really good. And there are bunch of them in Hungary,playing tuba virtuosic. I like Sergio Carolino, he is for me, The Paganini on tuba. I also like Yasuhito Sugiyama from the Cleveland Orchestra. Carol Jantsch plays wonderful and very virtuosic. Gene Pokorny, Roger Bobo, Alan Baer... I love the way these guys play music .
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Re: Current players to listen to and admire

Postby GC » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:52 am

For pure, gorgeous sound, I like Jim Self and Mike Roylance.
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