Brian Allen Update

Just wanted to update everybody on some recent news…

Downbeat reviews my Synapse CD! – from the April 2007 issue: “…brawny Texas trombonist Brian Allen (and Tony Malaby) exhibit a natural ease with multilinear improvisation, whether creating instantaneous structural gambits for one another or simply blowing full-speed ahead in tandem…” More info.

Brazosport Facts Newspaper feature article on my Mexico stuff and much more from March 28.

Upcoming Premiere of for, my new wind ensemble composition with film on April 10 at Brazoswood High School by Brazoswood Symphonic Band.

Had a blast on tour in the greater Mexico City area a few weeks ago with my Mexican Quartet and meeting and jamming with many great musicians there. Here’s an interview in the Reforma newspaper conducted after our gig in Tlalnepantla.

I’m fortunate to have recently recorded my composition Sopra with the Creative Opportunity Orchestra, truly incredible, unique and adventurous ensemble based in Austin. Ronald Westray and I were the trombone section. I’ve been with the group since 2003. More info.

First remix of my new amplified solo trombone recording six years L8 by John Pekowski. Have a listen. John’s remix is something of a collage of all the sounds from the CD. If you want to work some magic mixes with my amplified trombone, visit this link and give me a shout!

My solo trombone piece ondre is part of an April 5 performance at Illinois Wesleyan University’s hosting of 60×60 VoxNovus Midwest Mix

YouTube video of Battle of The Bands, my recent composition for rubber band quartet on Brazoswood Percussion Ensemble Concert:

More videos can be found here.