Reflections of Peace
Featured in Catholic Digest's "20 Great Christian CDs" April 2007 "If you can imagine Garrison Keillor meeting Aaron Copland on Bourbon Street, you begin to get a sense of "Reflections of Peace," performed by Brass Roots Trio. Taking traditional hymnody and re-spinning it in the genre of jazz Americana, the trio suspends the listener through the essence of time... The Brass Roots Trio - three musicians whose love connection with music has the capacity to connect and heal the bonds of our humanity." - Jennifer Shepherd, The Living Church Magazine October 2006 "Spectacular renditions of "On Eagle's Wings", "In the Garden", "Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim it", "Amazing Grace", "Holy Manna" played by this extraordinary trio..." - Rachel Dickson, Jackson Today, Jackson, TN September 2005 '...delightful! Boy, can the French Horn player 'swing' and that trumpeter has great jazz sensibility...great job arranging my piano arrangements for brass...the piano is played very artfully, never missing a note...very entertaining and inspirational.' - Mark Hayes, Composer & Pianist The musical fusion of French Horn, Piano and Trumpet and a brilliant tenor explodes into an extraordinary fourth personality...BRASS ROOTS TRIO. Blending the classical chamber music genre with contemporary American styles, the trio has created a new sound that transcends traditional musical boundaries. Brass Roots Trio has created a new sound for the 21st century with their musical trek through classical, baroque, jazz, ragtime, folk and gospel styles. Pianist Rosetta Senkus Bacon, trumpeter and flugelhorn player Travis Heath, and French horn player and tenor Douglas Lundeen have demonstrated their prodigious talents across the country and around the world with performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Avery Fisher and Carnegie Hall in NY; the Banff Centre in Canada; cultural centers of Taiwan and Lithuania; the Guinness Jazz Festival in Ireland, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and orchestras and symphonies in England, Switzerland, France, Germany, Japan and Costa Rica. 'The Brass Roots Trio combine musical excellence and prayerful harmony which enables the listener to rekindle their sense of God's presence and peace in the depths of both heart and soul. With a musical sound that refreshes and inspires, one cannot help but feel encouraged and at peace at the end of the programme.' - Rev. Martin Anderson, Sunderland Minster, Sunderland, UK "Brass Roots Trio took us right to the portals of glory with "Reflections of Peace!" - Billy Fallaw, Director of Music & Arts, Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, Greenville, SC.