personal audio clips

Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition Gala ConcertYou'll (eventually) find various sound clips from CDs, live concerts, recitals, etc. that I've performed over the years. I was joking the other day about bass trombone highlight reels with a bass trombone-playing friend of mine. We laughed at how our big moments usually involve 2-3 note licks behind the tenor sax solo.

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Classical

MelodramaFew, if any, of my recommendations are "Classical", but since it seems to be the term of choice in most circles, I've decided not to buck the trend. These recordings are those that have wowed me over the years. It is by no means a complete list, but rather a starting point.

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Jazz

Spirit of the HornThese are just a few of the jazz albums that I enjoy listening to. Although I appreciate improvisation, I tend to listen to recordings that feature great ensemble playing in addition to the solos.

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Movie Scores

The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersI enjoy movie scores quite a bit. Some of the greatest composers of our time are writing for the movies. Two of my favorites in the genre are John Williams and Hans Zimmer. The former's longevity is amazing, even more so when you consider the wide variety of music he composes. The latter's music is more percussive and raw, but still effective.

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