Concerto for Al's Breakfast (Baldwin)


Concerto for Al's Breakfast (Baldwin)


David Baldwin

Concerto for Al's Breakfast (for Trumpet or Euphonium solo with brass quintet)

These four unusual works were inspired by Al's Breakfast, a tiny 14-stool diner in the Dinkytown section of Minneapolis. Dave counts himself a regular there and revels in the unique Americana atmosphere of the place (Walt Whitman would have loved it) - crowded and boisterous and always filled with a loyal clientele. Dave's homage-du-yawp serves up the kind of sunny-day-in-the-park music that makes you want to throw down a blanket, listen to the park band (or brass quintet) and bask in the sun's patriotic march toward the horizon. These are really fun to play and a delight to hear.

Dave has recorded all these pieces with the Summit Hill Brass Quintet. Check out the titles of the movements of these pieces and you'll get a good idea of the "flavors" on the menu. 

1. Coffee, Tea, or a Banana?

2. The Special

3. Eat Your Load and Hit the Road

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