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NEW MUSIC for bass trombone, featuring woodwind quintet, percussion, piano, brass ensemble, and with members of the St. Louis Symphony. This project involves a new commission for bass trombone and percussion, and features compositions with woodwind quintet, brass ensemble, and an unaccompanied contra bass trombone solo. All of the music is new or previously unreleased, and promises to be different than the typical piano and soloist recording.

Artists on the album: Peter Henderson, piano; Jennifer Nitchman, flute; Philip Ross, oboe; Diana Haskell, clarinet; Andrew Cuneo, bassoon; Tod Bowermaster, Thomas Jostlein, Roger Kazaand Anna Spina, horn; Karen Bliznik, Tom Drake and Michael Walk, trumpet; Paul Jenkins, Timothy Myers, Bradley Palmer and Gerry Pagano, trombone; William James, percussion; Jim Martin, conductor.

Composers include Martin Kennedy, Hidas Frigyes, Jeffrey Miller, Frank Gulino, Douglas Reader, Rob Deemer, Benjamin Torres.

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Gerry Pagano, Bass Trombone and Peter Henderson, Piano. Recorded at Unity Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Missouri on October 18, 2011. Presented by the St. Louis Low Brass Collective.
Audio by Andrew Schiefelbein. Video and post-production by Jeffrey Hoard.

You_Tube_logoGerry Pagano discusses James Stephenson's Sonata Rhapsody "The Arch" for Bass Trombone & Piano. Video by Jeffrey Hoard. November, 2011.

AAM Recordings is proud to present Gerry Pagano

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Members of the Trombone Section, St. Louis Symphony

Timothy Myers, Jonathan Reycraft, Vanessa Fralick, Gerry Pagano

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AAM Recordings is an Independent Label focused on producing superior quality recordings, media and live productions, working with the artist as the primary creative force and beneficiary of the success of their projects.

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St. Louis Symphony Principal Flutist Mark Sparks' newest recording. Read the review here.



"...surprise and delight with beautiful singing tone..." -Sarah Bryan Miller

AAM Recordings is proud to present Gerry Pagano in his premier release:


Peter Henderson piano

Members of the Trombone Section, St. Louis Symphony

Timothy Myers, Stephen Lange, Jonathan Reycraft, Gerry Pagano

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The St. Louis Low Brass Collective


Putting the interest of the artist first...

A far cry from your “typical” record label, at AAM Recordings our artists come first. We guide our talent through the production process – helping them bring their vision to life – share that vision with the rest of the world – and ensure the artist is the primary beneficiary of a project’s success.

It is all about the music, YOUR MUSIC!

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15 years in the making...
Released October 2007. Features the collective talents of 4 Grammy winning entities:
Leonard Slatkin and the SLSO, Joanna Nickrenz, William Hoekstra

Duke Ellington said it best…

“There are only two types of music, good music and bad music.” At AAM Recordings, bringing “good music” to as many people as possible is our sole focus – our highly-credited team, which includes award-winning producers and engineers, have the experience and passion to make this happen time and time again.

New AAM Recordings projects are in the works.



AAM Artist Profile

Mark Sparks

Mark Sparks is the principal Flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, appointed by the late Hans Vonk after an extensive international search.  Recognized for his colorful tone, spirited phrasing, and charismatic style (described by the Denver Post as "mesmerizing"), he is a dynamic orchestral artist, soloist, chamber musician, and teacher, and has performed in many of the world's most prestigious venues.  He has made guest appearances with numerous top ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Bergen (Norway) Symphony Orchestras, and was a member of the Baltimore Symphony under David Zinman.  Mr.  Sparks is an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he is co-Principal Flutist of the Aspen Festival Orchestra and Chamber Symphony.  He can be heard with various orchestras on the Sony, Telarc, Nonesuch, and Decca labels, and has recorded a solo album for Summit Records.  Mr. Sparks appears with distinguished colleagues in the book "Flute Stories: 101 Stories of the World's Best Flute Players", has been featured in articles and interviews for numerous publications, including TIme Magazine and the Flutist's Quarterly and has written performance guides for Flute Talk Magazine.  

Mr. Sparks has presented master classes in South America, Japan, and Norway, and numerous U.S. Institutions, including the Manhattan School of Music, Yale, the New World Symphony, the Sarasota Music Festival, NRO, Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, to name a few.  He received an award from the Baltimore Public Schools for helping to initiate the Baltimore Symphony's Musicians-in-the-Schools program.  Mr. Sparks is a former full-time faculty member of Baltimore's Peabody Institute, where he pioneered an orchestral audition training course for his students, many of whom have successful performing careers. Mr. Sparks presents an annual Professional Flute Seminar for advance flute students at Innsbrook Institute in Missouri.  

Born in Baltimore, MD in 1960 and raised in Cleveland and St. Louis, Mr. Sparks graduated with honors from the Oberlin Conservatory as a student of Robert Willoughby.  He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Society, and the National Flute Association.  As a student, he also trained at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen, and the National Repertory Orchestra.


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