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 York’s 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 then moved to Japan where he taught at the Musashino School of Music in Tokyo. He  now lives and teaches in Mexico.


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/ BOBISSIMORoger 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    BUY 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 Takes a Dancing Lesson   Effie Falls in Love   Effie Goes Folk Dancing   Effie Chases a Monkey   Effie Sings a Lullaby   Effie Joins a Carnival    Kraft:Encounters II    Spillman Two Songs:  Mvt 1 Andante(Andante)   Mvt 2(Allegro)    Lazarof: Cadence VI    Wilder: Tuba Encore

/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/ GRAVITY IS LIGHT TODAY. Roger Bobo, Tuba and Bass Horn, with Frøydis 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 BUY NOW

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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/ 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: Ständchen (Serenade); Meyer Kupferman: Saturnalis; Morton Subotnick: The First Dream of Light; Thomas Stevens: Encore Bōz. UPC 009414739827   BUY NOW

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


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/ 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 BUY 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)  DumitruRomanien Dance   ArbanCarnival of Venice


/var/folders/rn/x61_rqpx68g63_gyw49rr52w0000gn/T/ 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 BUY 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   KupfermanFires of Prometheus



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