CD: Joseph Daley

Joseph Daley Earth Tones Ensemble, The Seven Deadly Sins (Jaro).

Inspired by Wade Schulman paintings, Daley wrote orchestral impressions of the sins. To the veteran composer and tubist, earth tones mean low notes. Anchored by tubas, bass saxophone, contrabass sax, contrabass clarinet, contrabass violin and bass trombone, Daley’s variegated writing nonetheless encompasses a full range of orchestral sounds for reeds, brass and percussion. New York stars including Bob Stewart, Scott Robinson, Earl McIntyre and Lou Soloff play it beautifully. Soloff leads the trumpets in a wild plunger-mute depiction of lust. A DVD available from Jaro traces the creation of the music. To see a preview, go here and scroll down.

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