Yellowbird features the sensational tuba virtuoso Aaron Tindall in an album that defies categorization. Tindall's latest recording includes jazz pianist (Grammy-nominated Shelly Berg) on the ballad, "The Peacocks"; Claude Bolling's "Suite for Cello & Jazz Trio" in Tindall's breathtaking transcription for tuba; and a swinging rock band accompaniment to Fred Tackett's "Yellowbird". Prepare to be entertained and astonished!
...freshness, gaiety, introspection, romanticism. With great eloquence, Prof. Boyd demonstrates how the flute can express all of this and more, while blending with her two colleagues in one of the most compelling example of ensemble performance we are likely to hear. It would be hard to over-emphasize how enthusiastically this recording is recommended. —The Flute Journal (UK)
“Tindall plays with masterly control and character, easily traversing the part’s formidable difficulties, and he partners blissfully with the disarming trio of Berg, Bergeron and Stoyanov.” - Gramophone
“This is a great cd! Yellowbird features the sensational tuba virtuoso Aaron Tindall in an album that defies categorization.” - Performing Arts Monterey Bay
“A beautiful jazz ballad called The Peacocks by Jimmy Rowles starts things off, but the centrepiece of the CD is a tuba version of Claude Bolling’s Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio. At over 45 minutes long, it is the most substantial work on the CD, and it is here that Tindall really demonstrates his considerable artistry and mind-blowing technique. Highly recommended.” - theWholeNote
“Shelly Berg, Chuck Bergeron, and Svet Stoyanov are all masterful musicians. There is some tasty playing going on here. Easily recommended for anyone who enjoys a little genre-mixing now and then.” - WTJU91.1FM