TXST trio releases first album

Trio488 — Ian Davidson (oboe), Daris Hale (bassoon), and Jason Kwak (piano) — just released its first album, 488 Around the World. The album, recorded at Fire Station Studios, was mastered by TXST music recording gurus Mark Erickson and Gary Hickinbotham. The compilation of works, all commissioned by or arranged by Trio488, features music from around the world: Pictures of Kenya is by Australian composer Jesmond Grixti, Trio for Winds and Piano by American composer Peter Petroff, and Maendeleo, which includes African drumming (Kari Klier) is by Tanzanian composer Kasheshi Makena. Also on the album are two additional works by Tanzanian composers; Maasai Ol Bassoon Le Kop Kop is by Hezron Mashuri; and Missing Friend is by Emmanuel Kaghondi. The album rounds out with an arrangement by Trio488 of Three Tangos by Argentinian composer, Astor Piazzola. Trio 488 Piano is available on CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.

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Trio488 has performed in numerous countries over four continents, including four international conferences, a number of music festivals, and countless College campuses throughout the world. Highlights include featured performances at the RioWinds Festival in Brazil, with the We Soloists in Seoul and, closer to home, at the Bear Valley Music Festival in California.