During the years I made my living as a trumpeter, Chris's playing was always a model. Gorgeous tone and technique to burn, but also the ability to fit in wherever he was playing. A few years ago, Chris decided to leave New York and teach at the University of Maryland, and I was thrilled to find a new recording yesterday that features him, along with two colleagues in a series of pieces for brass trio. I'll have one of those, the Trio for Brass by Lauren Bernofsky, today, just after 3pm.
And from that same recording, here's some music written by Boston's own Alan Hovhaness: