CRYSTAL RECORDS  Roger Bobo, Tuba  Recordings

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            Roger Bobo, a legendary tuba virtuoso, was born in 1938 in Los Angeles, where he started his tuba studies at the age of 12, later going to study at the Eastman School of Music. He was simultaneously appointed tubist with the Rochester Philharmonic, a post he maintained for six years until his graduation from Eastman with B.M. and M.M. degrees. In 1961 Bobo played the first-ever tuba recital at New YorkŐs Carnegie Recital Hall to critical acclaim, firmly establishing the tuba as a solo instrument in its own right.
            In 1962 Bobo joined the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. In 1964 he returned to the U.S. to assume the position of tubist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he held for 25 years. A founding member of the Los Angeles Brass Quintet, Bobo toured and recorded extensively with that ensemble.
            In 1990 he moved to Italy where he taught at the Fiesole Scuola di Musica. He also taught at the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. He currently resides in Japan and teaches at the Musashino School of Music in Tokyo.


CD125: BOBISSIMO. Roger Bobo, Tuba. Hindemith: Tuba Sonata; Galliard, Sonata No. 5; Barat: Introduction and Dance; William Kraft: Encounters II; Wilder: Effie the Elephant and Tuba Encore Piece; Lazarof: Cadence VI for Tuba and Tape; Robert Spillman: Two Songs. With Ralph Grierson, piano. Bobo was tuba with Los Angeles Philharmonic for 25 years. "The Heifetz of the Tuba. Astonishing performance" Stereo Review. UPC 009414712523 ORDER NOW

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Galliard Sonata:  Mvt 1(Adagio)  Mvt 2(Allegro)  Mvt 3(Alla Siciliano)  Mvt 4(Allegro)   Barat: Intro. and Dance   Hindemith Sonata:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Allegro)  Mvt 3(Variationen)   Wilder Children's Suite:  Effie-Dancing  Effie-in Love  Effie-Folk dancing  Effie-Chases Monkey  Effie-Sings  Effie-Carnival   Kraft:Encounters II   Spillman Songs:  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Allegro)   Lazarof: Cadence VI   Wilder: Tuba

CD396: GRAVITY IS LIGHT TODAY. Roger Bobo, Tuba and Bass Horn, with Frżydis Ree Wekre, Horn, Roger Kellaway, Piano, and Jazz Ensemble.  Roger Kellaway: The Morning Song, The Westwood Song, Sonoro, Dance of the Ocean Breeze; Fred Tackett: The Yellow Bird. With Fred Tackett, Guitar; Ralph Grierson, Piano; Skip Mosher, Bass; Ray Rich, Drums. This recording shows what jazz tuba can do. UPC 009414739629 ORDER NOW

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Morning Song
    Westwood Song    Yellow Bird    Sonoro    Dance of the Ocean Breeze


CD398: RAINBO-BO; The Man With the Golden Tuba, Roger Bobo.  J.S. Bach: Air from Suite No. 3 (Air on the G string); Franz Schubert: StŠndchen (Serenade); Meyer Kupferman: Saturnalis; Morton Subotnick: The First Dream of Light; Thomas Stevens: Encore Bōz. UPC 009414739827   ORDER NOW

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Bach: Air    Schubert: StŠndchen    Kupferman: Saturnalis    Subotnick: The First Dream of Light    Stevens: Encore: Boz


CD690: ROGER BOBO, TUBA LIBERA John Stevens: The Liberation of Sisyphus; Tom Stevens: Variations in Olden Style; Shostakovich: Adagio from "The Limpid Stream"; Anthony Plog: 3 Miniatures (tuba & Piano); Krzysztof Penderecki: Capriccio (solo tuba); Trygve Madsen: Sonata (tuba,piano); Ionel Dumitru: Romanien Dance No. 2; Arban: Carnival of Venice. Bobo was for 25 years tuba with the Los Angeles Phil. "...great tuba recording by legendary virtuoso Roger Bobo. Remarkably musical & technically amazing." In-Tune UPC 009414769022 ORDER NOW

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J. Stevens: Sisyphus   T. Stevens: Variations  Shostakovich: Adagio   Plog Miniatures: Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Freely)  Mvt 3(Allegro)   Penderecki: Capriccio   Madsen Sonata:  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Allegro)  Mvt 3(Allegro)  Dumitru: Romanien Dance   Arban: Carnival of Venice


CD667: THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET. Verne Reynolds: Signals (solo trumpet & tuba with brass; Roger Bobo, tuba); William Kraft: Encounters III (trumpet, percussion); Chou Wen-chung: Soliloquy of a Bhiksuni (solo trumpet, brass, perc.); Robert Henderson: Variation Movements (trumpet solo); Silvestre Revueltas: Two Little Serious Pieces (trumpet & woodwinds: Westwood Wind Quintet); Frank Campo: Times (trumpet solo); Meyer Kupferman: Fires of Prometheus (trumpet & piano). Stevens is solo trumpet with Los Angeles Philharmonic. "...excellent pieces - performances entertaining to incredible - without a doubt, one of the world's finest brass players." American Record Guide UPC 009414766724 ORDER NOW

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Reynolds:  Signals    Kraft Encounters:  Mvt 1 (Strategy)   Mvt 2 (Truce of God)   Mvt 3 (Tactics)   Wen-Chung: Soliloquy   Henderson: Variation Movements  Theme  Very Fast  Slow  Fast and Rhythmic   Revueltas: Two Little Serious Pieces  Allegro  Tempo di Valse   Campo: Good Times  Time to Go   Kupferman: Fires of Prometheus



C125: ROGER BOBO & TUBA Play Hindemith: Tuba Sonata; Alec Wilder: Effie the Elephant;  William Kraft: Encounters II; Galliard: Sonata #5; Barat: Introduction & Dance. also available on CD125   009414712547 Cassette  SOLD OUT

C126: PRUNES, with Froydis Ree Wekre, Horn; Roger Bobo, Tuba & Bass Horn. J.S. Bach: Air for G-String; Sinigaglia: Song & Humoreske; Schubert:  Serenade; Cui:  Perpetual Motion;   Roger Kellaway:  Sonoro & Dance of the Ocean Breeze. see also CD396   009414712646 Cassette    ORDER NOW

C392: BOTUBA.  Roger Bobo, Tuba.  Verne Reynolds:  Signals for trumpet, tuba, & brass choir (w/Thomas Stevens, trumpet);  Lazarof: Cadence VI;  Spillman, Two Songs (w/Ralph Grierson, piano);  Kraft, Encounters II;  Thomas Stevens, Encore Boz;  Wilder,  Tuba Encore Piece. 009414739247 Cassette   SOLD OUT

C396: GRAVITY IS LIGHT TODAY. Roger Bobo, Tuba. Roger Kellaway: The Morning Song & The Westwood Song; Fred Tackett: The Yellow Bird. (jazz tuba) with Fred Tackett, guitar; Roger Kellaway  & Ralph Grierson, piano; Skip Mosher, bass; Ray Rich, drums.  Also available on CD396  009414739643  Cassette   SOLD OUT


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