This week’s trumpet inspiration is an incredible performance of Kevin McKee’s Centennial Horizon by Kevin Gebo (trumpet) and Jessica McKee (piano). The piece contains slow and fast movements (with an interlude in between) that are inspired by the “beauty and adventure of what is truly an amazing place: Colorado (the Centennial State).”
The piece takes us on an epic musical journey that highlights so many different aspects of what the trumpet is capable of. Enjoy Gebo’s beautiful tone and inspired phrasing, and listen for the wonderful collaboration between trumpet and piano.
The musicians involved in this project are long-time friends of mine. Their compositions, performances, and collaborations have contributed so much to the classical trumpet repertoire.
First movement (beginning) Interlude (5:30) Second Movement (6:45)