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An impressive program of works for trumpet and piano.

Chris Gekker is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Maryland. For 18 years he was a member of the American Brass Quintet, as well as being Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra of St. Luke's and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, he has specialized in new American music for his instrument. This release is a companion to his earlier Albany disc, Winter (TROY670).
Contents:
Eric Ewazen, composer
Trio for Violin, Trumpet and Piano
Chris Gekker, trumpet, David Salness, violin, Rita Sloan, piano

Sydney Hodkinson, composer
Clairon: A Canonic Prelude for Trumpets
Chris Gekker, trumpets

James Wintle, composer
The Key
Chris Gekker, trumpet, Rita Sloan, piano

Eric Ewazen, composer
New England Portraits
Chris Gekker, trumpet, Eric Ewazen, piano

Review:
"Chris Gekker plays trumpet beautifully and puts a stamp of care, heart, and quality on everything he produces." (American Record Guide)

"Chris Gekker's smooth, rich tone quality, combined with his lyricism and control, is especially impressive..." (International Trumpet Guild)
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