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  • Surprise
Surprise is the most recent CD by London Brass. With this special 30th year reprint of the original release, there are bonus tracks of early English music, harking back to the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble era, with arrangements by their co-founder member, Elgar Howarth. Much of this recording features their multi talented hornist, Richard Bissill, who has produced three wonderful arrangements: The Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 by Liszt, Spain by Chick Corea and the classic jazz standard, Caravan. With the driving rhythm of London’s top session drummer, Mike Smith, this album really swings. The best is perhaps left for the title track, with a dedicated work by film and tv composer Paul Hart; based on the Symphony No 94 by J Haydn, there are plenty of surprises in store for the new listener - be amazed!

Recorded April 2005 (Angel Studios) & 2009 (Henry Wood Hall). Running Time: 72:05