I first met Carlos Zabala at the Alfredo San Malo Festival in Panama in 2011. We were playing a house concert on a front porch when he stepped up and wowed the audience with a rendition of Carnival of Venice. We've been friends ever since, and are in the process of founding a similar festival in Carlos' native Uruguay. Carlos was kind enough to come hang out in Chicago during the week of Thanksgiving and do a tour of area schools with our new duo project.
We had the chance to record a Boismortier sonata as part of our week. Youtube has it here.
We especially like the matching sound of flugelhorn and low register tenor trombone -- it has a dark timbre that can be hard to reproduce in larger ensemble settings.
Many thanks to Carl Chadek for allowing us to record in St. Hilary Church!