Arnold Jacobs - tuba
This new recording - like its earlier companion CD 'Portrait of an Artist' - showcases the incredible artisty, musicianship, and teaching of Arnold Jacobs, legendary tubist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1944-1988). This unique audio protrait is comprised entirely of recordings of Jacobs' voice from master classes, lectures, and interviews, combined with rare recordings of Jacobs as soloist, brass ensemble member with CSO colleagues, and home practice recordings. The accompanying booklet discusses the enduring legacy and contributions that Arnold Jacobs made to the field of brass teaching and orchestral performance and also includes a recommended list of recordings with the Chicago Symphony.
Includes works by: Haines, Catozzi, Wagner, Franck, Arban, Callay, Paudert, Beethoven, Hayes, Fillmore, Ewald
"This second volume provides some glimpses of his artistry in chamber contexts, with student orchestras and some private recordings made in his own basement. Summit bridges this material with comments taken from some remarkably detailed interviews with Jacobs about his approach and interests, as he speaks on mouthpieces, wind production, and the like. Legacy of an Artist will mainly be of interest to tuba players, but it will prove very interesting to them, and admittedly there are not a lot of good tuba-related recordings around at any given time. The sound quality is all over the map, as these recordings have been obtained from tapes made far and wide from the '50s and '60s. Nonetheless, Summit has done a great job of making these various recordings sound stable and consistent through the disc, and if you are a tuba player, you will not care about the sound quality. The booklet notes by Frank Byrne function well as a guide to what one is hearing and spell out the reasonable and sound decisions made in the process of compiling Legacy of an Artist. "
-- Uncle Dave Lewis (All Music)"