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Photo courtesy Dr. Bruce Vermazen


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"Great work! ... I am so thrilled that you undertook and completed this project. You have provided a very valuable resource for posterity, and you can take a lot of pride in your accomplishment."
-- Jay Kahn, Host, Heritage of the March Project, Maquoketa, Iowa

Smiles and Chuckles
Celebrating the Music of the Six Brown Brothers

The Royal City Saxophone Quartet's new Limited Edition CD on the Musica Viva label (CBC Records) is now available! (released May 30, 2003)
 CBC Records Catalog # MVCD 1160 

The RCSQ is excited to revive the spirit and music of their countrymen pioneers. Conceived to gather and record the arrangements of The Six Brown Brothers, this CD also features historical notes by Dr. Bruce Vermazen, and two bonus tracks!

Featuring six saxophones (including the Bass Sax!) it highlights popular songs from the Brown Brothers' era.

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The CD features hit songs from the Six Brown Brothers' era:

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A brief history of The Six Brown Brothers
by Dr. Bruce Vermazen

REVIEWS:

***** CBC Sound Advice *****
FIVE (5) STARS!!!

"I enjoyed everything about this new CD. It's a great tribute to a previous age, and a talented Canadian group of musicians and entertainers. The music re-creates a thick slice of the vaudeville days, with many of the original arrangements used, lovingly performed with the utmost respect and admiration by the Royal City Saxophone Quartet. Five stars."
-- Rick Phillips, Host/Producer of Sound Advice
on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two.

NOTE: Jurgen Gothe of CBC's DiscDrive included the RCSQ on his 20th Anniversary "Best of DiscDrive" box set.

"...an outstanding recording... you will be charmed as well as impressed"
-- Jack Rummel, Columnist, www.ragtimers.org

"A great CD and true to the original style. 
I think it is one of the best sax ensemble historical CDs I have ever heard."

-- David Gibson, Editor of Saxophone Journal

"
Expertly played with style and enthusiasm I am sure the Brothers would approve of. This is the type of album I never get tired of hearing. It is happy, upbeat and great fun. It is also true to the music of the time. I would call it a musical history lesson. The musicians apparently love what they do because it shows in every song.
Hats off and thanks to the R.C.S.Q. for this first class job in preserving a musical heritage."
-- Jim Diffey, KVMR 89.5 FM, Nevada City , California , USA

"A wonderful tribute to the Six Brown Brothers!"
-- Paul Coats, Columnist, Sax On The Web: www.saxontheweb.net

Review by J. Scott Morrison on Amazon.com


The Royal City Saxophone Quartet - 2002

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