CD – Over The Edge

Roland Szentpali (tuba) and Gyorgy Gyivicsan (trombone) and the Gyor Symphonic Band

On this disc there is some quite remarkable brass playing, with Roland Szentpali starring in the role of composer and soloist. The other brilliant soloist is trombonist György Gyivicsan.

The band accompanies magnificently, and tuba legend Roger Bobo is the narrator on the first track, Earth Voices.

There are many highlights on this album, in particular Roland’s stunning performance of his own arrangement of Carmen Fantasy, and a quite stunning rendition on trombone of Pearls II, that Steven Mead recorded on his Pearls album with the RAf Central Band.

Highly Recommended.

1 Earth Voices for Solo Tuba, Narration and Brass Ensemble by Roland Szentpali & Ferenc Szabo & Gyor Symphonic Band & Roger Bobo 6:55   

 2 Trombone Scenes for Solo Trombone and Large Brass Ensemble: I. Szarka, Kalap, Laposüveg by György Gyivicsan & Ferenc Szabó & Gyor Symphonic Band 6:49   

 3 Trombone Scenes for Solo Trombone and Large Brass Ensemble: II. Egyszer Jön a Kutya by György Gyivicsan & Ferenc Szabó & Gyor Symphonic Band 6:43   

 4 Carmen Fantasy for Solo Tuba and Symphonic Wind Band by Roland Szentpali & Ferenc Szabo & Gyor Symphonic Band 11:00   

5 Pearls II for Solo Trombone and Symphonic Wind Band: I. Nissan 300ZX by György Gyivicsan & Ferenc Szabo & Gyor Symphonic Band 3:31   

 6 Pearls II for Solo Trombone and Symphonic Wind Band: II. for Deny by György Gyivicsan & Ferenc Szabo & Gyor Symphonic Band 4:56   

 7 Pearls II for Solo Trombone and Symphonic Wind Band: III. Last Dance by György Gyivicsan & Ferenc Szabo & Gyor Symphonic Band 5:40