This very cool project came to my attention via the trombone email list. I really enjoy the composition and the performance is really fantastic as well.
I just wanted to announce the youtube release of the second movement of the “Méliés Project”. This is a collaboration I am working on with composer Frank Macchia. We are building a multi-movement trombone solo set to four silent films by the forward-thinking genius filmmaker and magician, George Méliés. This movement is set to Méliés magic trick film, “Excelsior” made in 1901 [!!]. “It’s kind of a french jazz waltz in 5/4 ” as Frank described it to me originally! This one also features Frank on clarinet, Liz Finch on accordion, Ray Brinker on brushes, and Tom Lockett on upright bass.
Here is the First Movement as well: