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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000079.txt from 2002/02

From: "Benjamin Maas" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Eastman Wind Ensemble - 50th Anniversary
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 12:28:06 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Leupold []
> That's awesome. Thanks for posting this, Don. I sometimes get
> nostalgic about the hallowed halls of the Eastman Pool of Mucus.
> Ben, I know you did a lot recording work in Kilbourn. Did you
> also work on recordings in Eastman Theatre?
> ~ Neil

Hey... I also played there quite a bit. I haven't always been the total
recording geek! :-P

But yes, when I worked in the Eastman Recording Department, I helped out
with recording various ensembles in the theatre ranging from the
Philharmonia to the Rochester Phil to the Eastman Wind Ensemble.

I wish I was in Rochester for the celebration, but alas, a lack of work
lately (and a couple gigs now) are keeping me from showing up. One thing
that everybody may find interesting is that every other year, the Wind
Ensemble that tours to Japan. Each tour group has done a commercial
recording session that has never been released-- Until now. Warner Bros. is
releasing a multi-CD set of ESM recordings from the various touring
ensembles. I toured in '96 and that ensemble was far and away the best
performing ensemble of *any* type that I have ever had the pleasure to play
with. It was an experience unlike any other. I can't wait to get a copy of
this set when it finally makes its way out west to the CD stores.


Benjamin Maas
Fifth Circle Audio
Los Angeles, CA


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