Prelude and Groove (2011)


The Alchemy Quartet’s third recording, Prelude and Groove features works recently written for the group and is a mix of classical and World music genres. Recorded May 2011.

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The Alchemy Quartet

  • Gary Buttery
  • James E. Jackson III
  • Dan Vinson
  • Joanna Hersey

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Alchemy is the longest-lived quartet…and it is fantastic to hear them perform with such energy. One needs to have that kind of energy in order to play the virtuosic arrangements by Gary Buttery! Gary’s voicings, with the first tuba (which he plays) up so high, lightens the texture of the quartet, and with that lightness comes a clarity that not many other groups can attain.

– International Tuba Euphonium Journal