“Outstanding from the first note to the last” British Bandsman
“In short, this is music of surpassing excellence. You can’t say better.” Music and Vision Daily
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Cool Brass and Hot Brass celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Cala Records. They derive from The London Sound, Cala’s renowned signature series. London's finest brass players and arrangers provide dazzling selections of jazz, Latin, show and popular music, performed by large ensembles of trumpets, French horns and trombones.
In Hot Brass, the London trumpet, French horn and trombone fraternities revel in exuberant virtuosity, delivering high-energy music with all the panache and versatility you’d expect from musicians at the very top of their field.
London’s richness as a musical capital ensures that exceptional players such as these are supported by world-class arrangers and composers. Hot Brass presents 11 imaginative arrangements of popular standards and four especially commissioned original numbers. The music ignited our performers, as we trust it will do for our valued listeners.
Try Cool Brass for the mellow, chilled side of what we do.
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Prima (arr. Sarcich)
Sing, Sing, Sing (The London Trumpet Sound)
Mike Lovatt solo
Abreu (arr. Harvey)
Tico Tico (The London Horn Sound)
Frank Lloyd, Richard Bissill soloists
Ferguson & Downey (arr.Bissill)
Give It One (Give It One—The London Horn Sound)
Phillip Eastop, Martin France soloists
Sandoval (arr. Rickard)
Mambo Caliente (The London Trumpet Sound))
Patrick White, Henry Lowther soloists
Clapton & Gordon
Layla (The London Trombone Sound)
Richard Edwards solo
Los Jaraneros (Give It One—The London Horn Sound)
Phillip Eastop, Richard Bissill, Gwilym Simcock soloists
Mercury (arr. Bissill)
Bohemian Rhapsody (The London Horn Sound)
Nigel Black solo
Rodgers (arr. Jackson)
The Sound of Music
(The Sound of Music Jazz Suite—The London Horn Sound)
Jeffrey Bryant, Phillip Eastop, Timothy Jackson soloists
Martin & Blaine (arr. Bissill)
The Trolley Song (Give It One—The London Horn Sound)
Richard Bissill solo
Blues for Hughie (Give It One)
Phillip Eastop, Gwilym Simcock soloists
Three Point Turn (Give It One—The London Horn Sound)
Frank Lloyd, Timothy Jackson soloists
Copland (arr. Rickard)
Hoedown (The London Trumpet Sound)
Tim Hawes, Paul Archibald, Rod Franks,
Robert Farley soloists
Caseoso (Give It One—The London Horn Sound)
Jim Rattigan, Gwilym Simcock soloists
Ellington (arr. Bissill)
Caravan (The London Horn Sound)
Richard Bissill, Jim Rattigan soloists
Willson (arr. Crees)
76 Trombones (The London Trombone Sound)
Review of The London Trumpet Sound:
“It brings a smile of disbelief to your chops. You wonder how the hell these blokes manage to sound like that.” 4barsrest.com
Review of Give It One (The London Horn Sound):
“Unequalled... who would have thought that some twelve feet of coiled brass tubing could have such a devastating result.” Kings Jazz Review
Review of The Trombone Horn Sound:
“This disc must be the ultimate showcase for an extraordinarily versatile instrument.” new-classics.co.uk