Patrick Sheridan - Bon Bons

Patrick Sheridan - Bon Bons
Recording Location:
Tempest Recording Studio B, Tem
Release Date:
August 17, 1999
Recording Date:
August 1, 1998 - August 2, 1998
Bon Bons

A tuba virtuoso? To claim such a title requires a sense of humor and a truckload of talent. Patrick Sheridan has both.

Along with pianist Rich Ridenour, his partner in crime, Sheridan performs a variety of music from a wide range of sources - and almost none of it is what you would expect from a tuba.Sheridan's superb tone and flawless technique allow him to take on rapid-fire challenges such as 'Hora Staccato' and Chopin's 'Minute' Waltz as if his tuba was a trumpet. Likewise, these talents give him the ability to play so smoothly that on Gounod's 'Ave Maria,' one would think the tuba line was a violin.Sheridan's humor is at play throughout the album. From his interpretation of the 'Mexican Hat Dance' to the 'Fugue for Tinhorns' (without piano, but with an additional tuba and bongo drums), he is willing to push the envelope on what he can achieve with the tuba. Of particular note is 'The Hot Canary,' where he performs the canary line on tuba, making for the largest sounding canary on earth.

Hora Staccato / Grigoras Dinicu / Jascha HeifetzPatrick Sheridan2:01
Estrellita / Manuel PoncePatrick Sheridan4:26
Minute Waltz / Frédéric ChopinPatrick Sheridan2:02
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 / Sergey RachmaninovPatrick Sheridan6:14
Mexican Hat DancePatrick Sheridan4:57
Aprés un RêvePatrick Sheridan3:35
The Carnival of Venice / Jean-Baptiste "Joseph" ArbanPatrick Sheridan8:12
Midnight Bells / Fritz KreislerPatrick Sheridan3:55
Liebesfreud / Fritz KreislerPatrick Sheridan3:38
Ave Maria / Franz SchubertPatrick Sheridan4:48
Jenny WrenPatrick Sheridan3:11
I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair / Stephen FosterPatrick Sheridan3:43
The Hot Canary / Paul NeroPatrick Sheridan3:23
CloudsPatrick Sheridan4:28
Tiger Rag / Harry Da Costa / Eddie Edwards / Nick LaRocca / Henry W. Ragas / Tony Sbarbaro / Larry ShieldsPatrick Sheridan2:46
Fugue for Tinhorns from Guys and Dolls / Frank LoesserPatrick Sheridan3:40

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