"It is admirable to find a recital album for an unusual solo instrument - in this case, the tuba - that includes as much original music as this one…Velvet Brown has lots of technique and is particularly good in the expressive moments in all of the pieces..." --Fanfare, Nov/Dec 1999

"This disc is both significant and welcome, since it surely must be the first recording of classical tuba solos by a black woman, and since it is very good…She is a very expressive player whose tone is focused yet robust and lively in all registers." --American Record Guide, Nov/Dec 1999

"This recording includes worthwhile literature that is very well conveyed by Velvet Brown. More than just low brass players will enjoy listening to her playing on this CD." --ITA Journal, Summer 2000

"Velvet" can be purchased here

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