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  The Tubas Unlimited "Magic Tubas" Not since Rich Matteson and Harvey Phillips collabarated to create TUBAJAZZ, has there been such an
earth shattering ensemble assembled.
The Tubas Unlimited: Magic Tubas is a tribute to Gene Puerling, creator of The Singers Unlimited.
Through Joe Murphy, Gene Puerling’s spirit and musical brilliance have been reincarnated in this CD.
Each phrase is exact. Each dynamic is duplicated. Every note is purposeful. This IS The Singers Unlimited,
right down to every breath, but with The Tubas Unlimited.
Christmas Tubas The internationally acclaimed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble (TTTE) recently celebrated its 40 th anniversary. The ensemble was founded by its current director, R. Winston Morris in the fall of 1967. The TTU group is the most recorded ensemble of its kind in the world (this special Christmas release is the 25 th recording project by the ensemble), has toured throughout the eastern half of the United States for over 40 years, and is the only music group in the state of Tennessee to receive the Tennessee Board of Regents "TBR Academic Excellence and Quality Award." Since its inception in 1967, the TTU Tuba Ensemble has been responsible for the creation of hundreds of new compositions, has been listed on the Grammy Entry List for its recordings, and is the only tuba ensemble to have performed multiple concerts (seven) in New York 's famous Carnegie Recital Hall.

 

Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble and All that Jazz This compilation of jazz tunes is extracted from the 3rd , 4th , 5th and 6th complete LP recordings done by the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble. The Ensemble celebrated its 40 th anniversary during the 2006/2007 academic year and we take tremendous pride in being able to reissue these recordings. The four original recordings, recorded between 1979 and 1986, are as follows: Title: The Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble Recorded: Spring 1979, Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville , Tennessee Title: LIVE!!! The Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble Recorded: May 19, 1980, North Texas State University, Denton , Texas At the Second National Tuba-Emphonium (sic) Symposium-Workshop, 1980. Title: Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble and “All That Jazz” Recorded: May 25, 1985, D.I.Y. Recording Studios, Hendersonville , Tennessee Title: Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble presents Heavy Metal Recorded: May 24, 1986, D.I.Y. Recording Studios, Hendersonville , Tennessee

Legacy The internationally acclaimed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble celebrated its 40 th anniversary during the academic year 2006/2007. Over 200 former members of the TTTE were invited back to the Tennessee Tech campus to bring their horns and participate in a 40th Anniversary Reunion celebration. And this special twenty-four member 40th Anniversary All-Star Alumni Ensemble was organized and met on the Tech campus to record and present world-premiere performances of nine major new compositions by David Baker, John Cheetham, Gregory Danner, Martin Ellerby, Eric Ewazen , Aldo Rafael Forte, Adam Gorb , Tony Plog, and Gunther Schuller that were commissioned specifically for this event. Additional performances were presented by the ensemble in Chicago , Washington and New York at the world famous recital hall at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble's greatest legacy, however, lies in the nurturing of dozens of professional music teachers and tuba/euphonium performers who actively teach and perform throughout the world and other members who have pursued and excelled in many other professions.


 

Vintage aka “The GOLDEN CREST YEARS - the CD” This Golden Crest TTTE compilation CD presents, with the exception of two jazz pieces ("Tribute to Duke Ellington" and "Nostalgia Medley", which simply would not fit on the CD) all of the tracks from the first two recordings ever done by the TTTE. The specifics for each of these two releases is as follows: Title: Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble Recorded: April 26, 1975, Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville , Tennessee Title: Tenn Tech Tuba Ensemble Presents Their Carnegie Recital Hall Program Recorded March 15, 1976, Golden Crest Studios, Huntington Station , New York When the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble Golden Crest, LP: QCRS 4139 (SQ Quadrophonic recording) was recorded on April 26, 1975, by the late Clark Galehouse, it was the first commercially produced tuba ensemble recording devoted exclusively to the tuba ensemble. Since that initial TTTE recording, the ensemble has produced over 20 recordings between 1975 and 2007, making it certainly the most recorded tuba ensemble in history.

 

Heavy Metal This compilation of compositions is extracted from three early release LP recordings done by the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble. The three original recordings, recorded between 1979 and 1986, are documented as follows: Title: The Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble Recorded: Spring 1979, Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville , Tennessee Title: LIVE!!! The Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble Recorded: May 19, 1980, North Texas State University, Denton , Texas At the Second National Tuba-Emphonium (sic) Symposium-Workshop, 1980. Title: Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble presents Heavy Metal Recorded: May 24, 1986, D.I.Y. Recording Studios, Hendersonville , Tennessee These pieces represent a significant body of repertoire; all original compositions for the tuba/euphonium ensemble.


 

As the Tenn Tech Tuba Ensemble enters is 40th year, we are delighted to present to you our “Phat Bottom Tubas” show! One of the highlights of our performing season for the past dozen or so years has been to perform in Chattanooga , Tennessee at the Grand National Adjudicators Festival. NOTHING beats performing for an enthusiastic audience packed with fans and supporters. This recording represents a full day of “jazz, funk, pop, and drool” recorded on April 23, 2006. Now continuing in our tradition of being the most recorded tuba/euphonium ensemble in the history of the world, we invite you to simply sit back, relax, take it easy, and let the PHAT BOTTOM TUBAS do their thing…

 

Euphoniums Unlimited is music for the Euphonium Choir. This Album shouts a resounding cry of "We don't need no stinkin' tubas." Along with numerous TTTE alumni, this ensemble has four outstanding soloists: Brian Bowman, Adam Frey ,

Joshua Hauser, and Jukka Myllys. It is this project's utmost desire that this effort will make a positive contribution to the future of this "beautiful sounding" instrument and further establishes the euphonium as a musical voice of the present and the future.



  Carnegie VI

The 2002/2003 concert season marked the 36th year of the Tenn Tech Tuba Ensemble from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. Founded in 1967 under the continuing direction of R. Winston Morris, the TTTE has broken new ground at every turn and paved the way for other such ensembles all over the world. Carnegie VI is a documentation of their precedent setting sixth Carnegie Hall appearance on January 25, 2003. The TTTE first appeared in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in 1976 and continues to be the only tuba ensemble to ever present full concerts on that world famous stage. The January 2003 New York performance by the TTTE presented a ninety minute program of mostly "classical" compositions followed by a nice jazz set. This recording documents the non-jazz portion of that historic performance.

Play That Funky Tuba Right, Boy!

It's a guarantee that you have never, ever heard any audience anywhere have as much fun with a tuba ensemble as you're about to hear with our special "live" production of "Play That Funky Tuba Right, Boy!" Check out the opening track on "Boogie Down" and you will see what we mean. So, we decided that we would share the fun with everyone else via this "funest" of all recordings we've ever done: a "LIVE" uncut, unedited "you-were-there" in-your-face program of Jazz, Funk, Pop and Drool.

 
Unleash the Beast!

Unleash the Beast! is the oldest CD that the Tennessee Tech Chapter of I.T.E.A. sells. This CD is the seventh recording of the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble making it the most recorded tuba ensemble in the world. With this outstanding classical music and the heart pounding jazz this CD is a must have.


For the Kings of Brass

For The Kings of Brass is the 11th recording from the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble. This CD featuring the Tech ensemble and alumni ensemble was released in celebration of the group's 35 years of making music. The 11 selections on the disc are from the more than 200 compositions commissioned by, composed for, or dedicated to the ensemble.

 
Tubalogy 601

TUBALOGY 601 is another one of those "labor of love" deals with a level of commitment and dedication that mere money couldn't buy. The impetus for such a project goes back several years and has roots in the over thirty-year history of the Tennessee Technological University Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble program and the over twenty-year history of the ground-breaking MATTESON/PHILLIPS TUBAJAZZ CONSORT.


Pierre Garbage Festival

Tribute recordings typically contain well-known examples of a composer's body of work. One of the reasons that make the Pierre Garbage Festival recording unique is the individual and collective participation by people who were directly involved with a majority of Jim Garrett's compositions. Consequently, this recording is a tribute to James Garrett, the composer and arranger; the friend, and to the genre of music inspired by his work.