What could be warmer, rounder, more illuminating, fuller – to put it briefly: more beautiful! – than a large brass ensemble. This is the impression one has from the GENUIN debut of 10forBrass, an ensemble that has won a number of prizes. From the first bars until the end, it is filled with wonderful arrangements! These young brass players, wildly popular with the public, really let themselves go: from the Renaissance to jazz, from the Dukas Fanfare to the Ritz in New York. And they flatter our ears: from Debussy’s tender sounds to the enraptured Mahler lied. A magnificent album, and not only for brass fans!
"... Made up of young professionals and recent graduates from many of Germany’s finest Musikhochshule, the group reaches the epitome of control and elegance ... Three well chosen arrangements of music by Victor Young, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin allow the group to show the breadth of it’s experience in popular idioms with truly sparkling performances reinforcing all the hallmarks of precision and control. A worthy debut album from an ensemble that shows great versatility in style and has the potential to stand the test of time in producing a succession of opportunities for diverse listening in the coming years. We eagerly await their next issue!"