John Holt, Trumpet. Natalia Bolshakova, piano. Music by University of North Tex as composers. Merrill Ellis, Einyah Festival. Rule Beasley, Fanfare and Scherzo . Cindy McTee, Fanfare for Trumpets. Martin Mailman, Concertino, Op. 31. Fisher Tull, Eight Profiles for Solo Trumpet; Three Bagatelles. Larry Austin, Charley 's Cornet. William P. Latham, Suite for Trumpet. With Keith Johnson, trumpet; M ark Ford, percussion; assisted by Jason Baker, percussion.
UNconventional Trumpet was inspired by a great teacher, John James Haynie, who taught trumpet at the University of North Texas from 1950 to 1990. Most of the pieces on this CD were dedicated to Haynie. John Holt was appointed appointed P rofessor of Trumpet at UNT in 2003. He is principal trumpet with the Dallas Ope ra and has performed and recorded with the Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony , Dallas Opera Orchestra, and Voices of Change.