Gaudete Brass makes its Cedille Records debut with Chicago Moves, an album of new and diverse American works for brass quintet. All were composed in the last six years, and all but one was written expressly for the Chicago-based ensemble of young brass virtuosos and receive their world-premiere recordings on the new album. Founded in 2004, Gaudete Brass is devoted to presenting serious chamber music at the highest level of excellence and encouraging worldwide appreciation of the art of chamber music on brass instruments. Ensemble members are trumpeters Ryan Berndt and Bill Baxtresser, horn player Julia Filson, trombonist Paul Von Hoff, and tuba player Scott Tegge.
"...Throughout, the Gaudette Brass impresses with precise attacks, spot-on intonation, and the kind of unstrained virtuosity that bespeaks an easy working relationship... Çedille has provided the quintet with clear sonics, roomy dynamics, and plenty of air.... this is an ensemble and a release well worth exploring."
Ronald E Grames - Fanfare - March/April 2013
**** - Good
Norbert Tischer - Pizzicato magazine - February 2013