Reviews that mention Lina Allemano
June 27, 2005
Featuring Howard Johnson
Guildwood GR 006
CHICAGO LUZERN EXCHANGE
Delmark DE 561
Long the most neglected member of the improv brass family at least since Wellman Braud switched from it to the string bass to meet the demands of Duke Ellingtons 1920s band the tubas orphan status has improved over the past decades.
Because of such subterranean sound sponsors as Americans Howard Johnson, Bob Stewart and Joe Daley, and Giancarlo Schiaffini, Melvyn Poore and Carl Ludwig Hübsch in Europe among many others its now accepted as a solo as well as a rhythmic instrument. Modern tubaists have so extended the flexibility and range of the brass beast that its showing up with increasingly frequency on all sorts of sessions, such as these two. In fact, tuba suppleness is such that each quartet sounds completely unlike other. MORE