Bridgemen February Camp Report
You can enjoy listening to the Bridgemen without concentrating. You can also listen more closely and discover elements that make it more interesting. Finally, you can listen repeatedly and keep hearing things you never noticed. That is the beauty of Larry Kerchner’s brass arrangements, perfectly complemented by Dennis DeLucia’s percussion section. Whether it’s a chord that isn’t quite what the ear expects or Khachaturian’s “Sabre Dance” set to a Cuban beat, every arrangement has a smile written into it. If you’re lucky enough to have a recording of the ’78 show, pop it in. The ’07 “Ritual Fire Dance/Sabre Dance” is faithful to the ’78 version, note for note, and it is going to turn many heads this summer. And just try getting that “1 & & 3 4” tambourine rhythm out of your head.
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