McIntire Department of Music

Come be a part of the Free Bridge Quintet's new live CD, "For the Record" on March 31st at 8:00 p.m. at Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. The Quintet will be recording all original compositions for their new CD scheduled to be released next fall. Here's your chance to "get your hands" on their latest recording.

The idea of the Free Bridge Quintet doing a live recording in Old Cabell Hall has been around for some time. "People often come up to us and ask if they can get a recording of our last concert" said Quintet bassist Peter Spaar. "Even though we usually do record our concerts, we can't really make them available to the general public mainly because of copyright and quality control issues," said Spaar. By doing only original compositions and using a top-notch sound engineer, the group hopes to skirt those obstacles and come out with a recording that will capture some the magic of their Old Cabell Hall concerts. "It's a special place to play," says drummer Robert Jospé. "Part of it is the great natural acoustics of the hall, but an even more important part of it is the intimacy between performers and audience that this space creates. We get so much energy from the audience, it's truly palpable. You just can't re-create that in a recording studio."

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 students, 5 ART$ and are available at the Old Cabell Hall Box Office (924-3984). The Free Bridge Quintet is the McIntire Department of Music's jazz quintet-in-residence and is comprised of John D'earth on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jeff Decker on saxophones, Bob Hallahan on piano, Robert Jospé on drums and Peter Spaar on bass.

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