The Right Frame of Mind (Rodrick Dixon, Edward Mallett & Alvin Waddles)

The Right Frame of Mind (Rodrick Dixon, Edward Mallett & Alvin Waddles)

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New CD from Rodrick Dixon, tenor; Edward Mallett, euphonium and Alvin Waddles, piano

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As Ed Mallett says, “different songs, different genres, different circumstances.” This new release on Blue Griffin Records, Right Frame of Mind, is the end product of a collaboration between a tenor, an euphonium player and a pianist – perhaps not the trio one is used to hearing – which has put its own creative stamp on some of music’s most iconic pieces. The soaring and gorgeous “Nessun Dorma”, the reverent “The Lord’s Prayer”, the moving “Vocalise” and the uplifting “Amen/Steal Away”, add some beloved show tunes and memorable patriotic pieces and you have a release that is certain to put you into the “Right Frame of Mind.”

Rodrick Dixon, tenor, possess a voice of extraordinary range and versatility. He has performed with some of North America’s leading conductors, orchestras and opera companies. Ed Mallett, euphonium, founder of the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival, strives to create memorable and exciting music collaborations. Alvin Waddles, pianist, delights with his unique and effervescent style. His performance schedule has taken him around the world and his abilities have allowed him to work with some of the world’s finest musicians.

  1. I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ from Porgy and Bess  
  2. Somewhere from West Side Story
  3. Nessun Dorma from Turandot 
  4. Make Them Hear You from Ragtime  
  5. ‘Til There Was You/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore from The Music Man/from Sophisticated Lady
  6. The Prayer 
  7. A Patriotic Salute  (The Yankee Doodle Boy, You’re A Grand Old Flag, Stars and Stripes Forever, God Bless America)
  8. On My Journey Now, Mount Zion (traditional)  
  9. The Lord’s Prayer
  10. Anthem from Chess
  11. Vocalise, Op. 24, No. 14  
  12. How Do You Keep the Music Playing? from Best Friends
  13. Amen/Steal Away (traditional)