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Featured Album: Mélange

Dean's newest album, "Mélange: New Music for Trumpet and Piano", is available now!

Dean McNeill's latest recording project, "Mélange: New Music for Trumpet and Piano", features Jon Ballantyne (Jazz Piano), Bonnie Nicholson (Classical Piano), and Dean playing Trumpets and Flugel Horn. Jon Ballantyne is a Canadian born jazz pianist who has won two Juno awards (the most recent Juno coming in 2007). Bonnie Nicholson is a much sought after accompanist and has performed as a guest artist with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra.

Click to read a review of the album: This Mélange has many colors, the album seems to breathe the air of wide open spaces and boundless possibilities

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Buy the Album

You can click here to buy the Mélange CD at the MSR Classics website.

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CD Release for Mélange: New Music for Trumpet and Piano
June 24, 2008, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The CD release for Dean McNeill's latest recording project was held at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Dean performed some music from the album with Jon Ballantyne (Jazz Piano), and Bonnie Nicholson (Classical Piano).

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Listen to Song Samples

Click to listen to a few samples from the album. All samples are partial excerpts from songs (except where noted as 'full song'). All songs are mp3s.

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Intro (full song)

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Fall In (full-song)

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Fluze Blues

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I Want To Talk About You

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Variations for Trumpet and Piano

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Spacious

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Soul Mates

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Sonata for Trumpet (movement 1)

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Concerto for Trumpet (movement 1)

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Concerto for Trumpet (movement 2)

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Concerto for Trumpet (movement 3)

 

 

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View photos of the recording of Mélange

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Songs were recorded at the University of Saskatchewan's Convocation Hall, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Sound Engineer: Wayne Geisbrecht, Piano Technician: Roger Jolly, Producer: Dean McNeill.

Instruments: Trumpets: Yamaha Xeno Bb (YTR 8335RG), Xeno C (YTR 8445G), Ed/D (YTR 9610), Flugel Horn (YFH 6310Z), Piano: Bösendorfer 270, 9' 2" Concert Grand.

Watch for more details in the coming months!

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