Connections – Mind the Gap

Connections – Mind the Gap

Artist: Bob Stewart
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Label: Sunnyside Communications

with The Double Quartet: PUBLIQuartet & First Line Band

“Master tuba player and educator Bob Stewart recognizes how fortunate he has been to be affiliated with musical legends and peers who have displayed generosity in allowing him to present his unique conception of tuba playing to receptive audiences. His new recording – Connections – Mind The Gap – is at once a tribute to those artists representing various styles with whom Stewart was able to ply and develop his trade and it is also a forum to suggest and increase the repertoire for aspiring tuba players.

Connections – Mind The Gap is a varied collection of pieces that range from a five movement piece entitled “In Color” that Stewart commissioned from young composer Jessie Montgomery to pieces written by or performed by talented musicians the tuba player has played with over his forty year career. Though the compositions span classical, blues and jazz, the common denominator and uniting element is the tuba.”

Curtis Stewart – violin
Jannina Norpoth – violin
Nick Revel – viola
Amanda Goekin – cello

First Line Band:
Jerome Harris – guitar, vocals
Matt Wilson – drums
Curtis Stewart – violin
Randall Haywood – trumpet
Nick Finzer – trombone