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Sample Track:
music by Nicola Ferro

music by Nicola Ferro

3 CALIENTE (6.32)
music by Nicola Ferro

music by Nicola Ferro

music by Nicola Ferro

music by Nicola Ferro

7 SAM-BA'ONE (4.45)
music by Nicola Ferro

8 SOLAR ARENA (3.40)
music by Nicola Ferro

music by Nicola Ferro

music by Nicola Ferro

11 ENRY BLUE (4.12)
music by Nicola Ferro

music by Nicola Ferro

music by Nicola Ferro

14 TICO TICO (2.15)
music by Z. Abreu Arr. Nicola Ferro

15 FUEGO DEL SOL (4.08)
music by Nicola Ferro

16 SOL LUNA SOL (4.57)
music by Nicola Ferro

17 TE VEO EN LA NOCHE (3.29)
music by Nicola Ferro



Works on This Recording:

1. Concerto for Trombone by Launy Grondahl
Performer: Joseph Alessi (Trombone), Jonathan Feldman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924
Length: 14 Minutes 30 Secs.

2. Aria and Polonaise for Trombone and Piano, Op. 128 by Joseph Jongen
Performer: Jonathan Feldman (Piano), Joseph Alessi (Trombone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943; Belgium
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs.

3. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 1, Elégie in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Joseph Alessi (Trombone), Jonathan Feldman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Russia
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs.
Notes: Transcribed: Victor Venglovsky
Arranged: Joseph Alessi

4. Sonata for Trombone and Piano in C major by Alessandro Besozzi
Performer: Jonathan Feldman (Piano), Joseph Alessi (Trombone)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century; Italy
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs.

5. Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Jonathan Feldman (Piano), Joseph Alessi (Trombone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; France
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs.

6. Dances (2) for Trombone and Piano: no 1, Danse sacrée by Jean-Michel Defaye
Performer: Jonathan Feldman (Piano), Joseph Alessi (Trombone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1950; France
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs.

7. Mood Indigo by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer: Jonathan Feldman (Piano), Joseph Alessi (Trombone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931; New York, USA
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs.
Notes: Arranged: Robert Elkjer, as part of his medley titled "Tonal Recall."
This selection was written in collaboration with Albany Bigard.

8. The Nearness of You by Hoagy Carmichael
Performer: Jonathan Feldman (Piano), Joseph Alessi (Trombone)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940; USA
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs.
Notes: Arranged: Robert Elkjer, as part of his medley titled "Tonal Recall."

9. You Were Never Lovelier: I'm Old Fashioned by Jerome Kern
Performer: Joseph Alessi (Trombone), Jonathan Feldman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942; USA
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs.
Notes: Arranged: Robert Elkjer, as part of his medley titled "Tonal Recall."

10. Invitation: Theme by Bronislaw Kaper
Performer: Joseph Alessi (Trombone), Jonathan Feldman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1952; USA
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs.
Notes: Arranged: Robert Elkjer, as part of his medley titled "Tonal Recall."

11. My One and Only Love by Guy Wood
Performer: Joseph Alessi (Trombone), Jonathan Feldman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs.
Notes: Arranged: Robert Elkjer, as part of his medley titled "Tonal Recall."

12. Dances (2) for Trombone and Piano: no 2, Danse profane - Samba by Jean-Michel Defaye
Performer: Joseph Alessi (Trombone), Jonathan Feldman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1950; France
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs.

Bone-a-Fide Brass



Bone-A-Fide Brass

Joseph alessi & Imperial Brass
Conducted by
Derek smith* and Glen daum**

1. Trombonology**
Tommy Dorsey/Sid Cooper
arr. Mark Freeh (3:00)

2. Autumn Leaves**
arr. Bill Geldard (4:36)

3. My Refuge*
Bruce Broughton (8:14)

4. Veritas* - Bramwell Tovey (7:00)
Premier Performance

5. You Only Live Twice**
John Barry/Lew Davies
arr. Mark Freeh (2:37)

6. A Time For Piece*
Peter Graham (3:39)

7. The Green Bee**
Tommy Newsome
arr. Mark Freeh (2:24)

8. Stardust**
Hoagie Carmichael
arr. Mark Freeh (3:42)

9. Home On The Range*
Trad. - Erik Leidzen (5:45)

10. Someone Cares*
John Larsson
arr. Ray Steadman-Allen (3:50)

11. Air Varie*
Arthur Pryor
arr. Mark Freeh (8:06)

12. Here's That Rainy Day**
Van Heusen/Lew Davies
arr. Mark Freeh (2:12)
Jazz solo: Warren Vache

13. Concertino For Band and Trombone*
Erik Leidzen (7:39)

14. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You**
G Bassman
arr. Glen Daum (5:07)

15. Holiday For Trombones*
David Rose
arr. Mark Freeh (2:48)
Soloists: Joseph Alessi,
Henry Henniger and Amara Van Wyk

Return to Sorrento



Joseph Alessi, Trombone


Warren Jones, piano
Barbara Allen, harp
Alessi Street Band featuring Angelo Di Pippo, Accordion
Juilliard Trombone Choir
Joe's Jersey Jazz Jesters Big Band
Extension Ensemble Brass Quintet

Return to Sorrento 3:54 Ernesto DeCurtis (1875-1937) arr. Elkjer
Mari Mari 2:02 Eduardo di Capua (1865-1917) arr. Elkjer
Marechiare 2:10 F.P. Tosti (1846-1916) arr. Elkjer
Nessun Dorma 3:10 Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) arr. Elkjer
Un Bel Di 4:32 Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) arr. Elkjer
La Danza 3:02 Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) arr. Markey
Barber of Seville 7:31 Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868) arr. Elkjer
Mussetta's Waltz 2:45 Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) arr. Elkjer
Babino Caro 4:17 Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) arr. Elkjer
Brindisi 4:06 Giuseppi Verdi (1813-1901) arr. Elkjer
Daybreak 4:09 Nicola Ferro (1974-)
Sunset 4:37 Nicola Ferro (1974-)
Variations on Napoli 7:12 L. Denza (1846-1921) arr. Kazik
Volare 6:27 Domenico Modugno (1928-1994) arr. Nestico
That's Amore 4:40 Harry Warren (1893-1981) arr. Nestico
Arriverderci Roma 3:35 Renato Rascel (1912-1991) arr. Perez Prado


1. Blue Bells of Scotland Arthur Pryor
2 Fantastic Polka Arthur Pryor
3. Love's Enchantment Arthur Pryor
4. Illuminations Joseph Turrin
5. Bolivar Eric Cook
  T-Bone Concerto
  1. Rare
  2. Medium
  3. Well Done
Johann de Meij
9. Atlantic Zephyrs Gardell Simons

Four of a Kind 2

Four of a Kind 2
1. Overture to the "Barber of Seville" G. Rossini arr. Dave Rahbee
2 Kindersteucke, Op. 72 F. Mendelssohn/arr. Carl Lenthe
3. Fugue in d minor J.S. Bach/arr. Pierre Beaudry
4. Chaconne J.S. Bach/arr. Brahms/trans. Philip Brink
5. Sonata a 4 J.B. de Boismortier
6-10. Five Impromptus Jan Koetsier
11-14. Quatre Pieces Jean Michel Defaye
15. It's Only a Paper Moon Harold Arlen arr. Robert Elkjer
16. God Bless the Child Billie Holliday arr. Elkjer
17. Take Me Out to the Ballgame Norworth/Tizler arr. Elkjer


  Carmen Fantasy
  1. Prelude to Act IV
  2. Seguidilla
  3. Intermezzo
  4. Habanera
  5. Danse Boheme
Bizet (arr. Elkjer)
6. Cogent Caprice Tommy Pederson
7. Sonata (Vox Gabrieli) Stjepan Sulek
8. Vocalise-Etude In La Lent, Avec Charme Olivier Messiaen
9. Beau Soir Claude Debussy
10. La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin (The Girl With the Flaxen Hair) Claude Debussy
11 Doolallynastics (A Brief Torture for Solo Trombone) Brian Lynn
12. Variations In F Sharp Minor Opus 24 Leon Stekke
13. Three Gershwin Melodies
1. How Long Has This Been Going On
2. Someone to Watch Over Me
3. Fascinatin' Rhythm
George Gershwin (arr. Elkjer)
14. Hungarian Dance Johannes Brahms (arr. Elkjer)


Suite Divertissment
  1. Thelonius Monk: Monk's Mood
  2. W.A. Mozart: Sonata Allegro from Sym. 13
  3. Thelonius Monk: Trinkle-Tinkle
  4. Bela Bartok: Presto
  5. Thelonius Monk: Mysterioso
Arr. Ed Neumeister
Trois Pieces pour Quatour de trombones
  1. Allegro
  2. Moderato
  3. Allegro Vivo
Eugene Bozza
Bela Bartok
  1. Allegro
  2. Prestissimo, con sordino
  3. Non troppo
  4. Allegro Pizzicato
  5. Allegro Molto
String Quartet No. 4 (1928)
14. Collage Edward Neumeister

Song of Exuberance

Song of Exuberance
1. Olympic Fanfare and Theme
2. Song of Exuberance
3. Folk Festival
4. Let the Beauty of Jesus
5. Partita on 'St. Theodulph'
6. The Eternal Quest
7. Beaumont
8. All I Ask of You
9. He is Exalted
10. Morceau Symphonique
11. Since Jesus
12. The Day Thou Gavest
13. Renaissance


1. Colloquy William Goldstein
  1. Prologue
  2. Lamentation
  3. Epilogue
Joseph Turrin
Trombone Concerto
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Presto
Derek Bourgeois
8. Evensong Stephen Gryc
9. Fandango Joseph Turrin

Beyond the End of the Century

Beyond the End of the Century
1. Improvisation No. 1 for Trombone Solo Enrique Crespo
2. Sonata for Trombone and Piano (At the End of the Century) Juraj Filas
3. Ballad in Blue for Trombone and Piano Allen Bonde
4. Arctic Emanations for Trombone and Piano Norman Bolter
Concertino for Trombone and Woodwinds
  1. Soliloquy
  2. Pastoral
  3. Toccata
Raymond Premru
8. Movement Frigyes Hidas
9. Special for solo trombone with trombone octet* Pierre Gabaye

New York Legends

New York Legends
1. Elegy for Mippy II Leonard Bernstein
2. Arrows of Time for Trombone and Piano Richard Peaslee
3. Rebellion for Trombone, Piano and Percussion Stephen Rush
4. Sonata for Trombone and Piano Eric Ewazen
5. Meditation from Thais for Trombone and Harp Jules Massenet
6. Concert Piece for Trombone and Piano Guy Ropartz
7. Elegy for Mippy III for Tuba and Piano Leonard Bernstein
8. Tribute to J.J. Johnson for 5 Trombones Arr. Robert Elkjer

Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind
1. Achieved is the Glorious Work Franz Joseph Haydn
2. Drei Equali Ludwig van Beethoven
3. Suite for Four Trombones Kazimirez Serocki
4. Ave Maria from Othello Giuseppe Verdi (arr. Hartman)
5. A La Bataglia Heinrich Isaac
6. Canzona Samuel Scheidt
7. Trois Chansons Claude Debussy (arr. Michael Levin)
8. Die Nachtigall Felix Mendelssohn (arr. Levin)
9. Langsamer Satz Anton von Webern (arr. Mark Hetzler)
10. Suite for Four Trombones Désiré Dondayne
11. No More Blues Antonio Carlos Jobim (arr. Schamberg)

Slide Area

Slide Area
1. Concerto for Trombone and Piano Launy Grøndahl
2. Aria and Polonaise Joseph Jongen
3. Elegy in E-Flat Minor, Op. 3, No. 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff
4. Sonata in C Major Alessandro Besozzi
5. Le Cygne (The Swan) Camille Saint-Saëns
6. Deux Danses pour Trombone et Piano Jean-Michel Defaÿ
7. Tonal Recall arr. Elkjer

Trombones Under the Tree

Trombones Under the Tree
1. White Christmas Berlin/Cobine
2. We Three Kings Hopkins/Elkjer
3. Jolly Old St. Nicholas-Up on the Housetop Trad.American-Hanby/Cobine
4. Joy to the World Handel/Reichenbach & Bates-Howe
5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Trad. English/Cobine
6. Wassail Song Trad. English/Reichenbach & Bates
7. Bring a Torch Trad. French/Reichenbach & Bates
8. The Christmas Song Torm$eacute; & Wells/Elkjer
9. Nutcracker Sketches Tchaikowsky/Lenthe
10. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Mendelssohn/Reichenbach$amp;Bates
11. O Christmas Tree-The First Noel Trad. German/Reichenbach & Bates-Elkjer
12. Let it Snow Styne/Elkjer
13. What Child Is This? Trad. English/Vaughan Williams/Roby
14. Coventry Carol Trad. English/Pickett
15. Good King Wenceslas Trad. English/Reynolds
16. Little Drummer Boy Simeone/Reynolds
17. Carol of the Bells Leontovich/Reynolds
18. Santa Claus is Coming to town Coots/Howe
19. Sheep May Safely Graze Bach/Williams
20. Come Hear the Wonderful Tidings Trad. American/Cobine
21. Break Forth, O Beautious Heavenly Light Bach/Pickett
22. Away in the Manger-Silent Night Trad. American - Gruber/Elkjer
23. We Wish You a Merry Christmas Trad. English/Elkjer