Rex Richardson, professor of trumpet and jazz studies, has been nominated for the 2018 Solo CD of the Year award by 4barsrest, “the world’s most visited brass band website.”

Iwan Fox, a co-founder of 4barsrest, calls Richardson, “one of the most dangerously thrilling soloists to enjoy in full performance flow.” The professor’s latest release, Freedom of Movement: 21st Century Trumpet Concertos, was funded in part through a 2015 VCU Presidential Research Quest award.

Of the 10 finalists for CD of the Year, Richardson is the sole American musician.

For the full list of 2018 nominees, visit the 4barsrest Awards page.

You can listen to Freedom of Movement on Spotify or YouTube using the embedded playlists below.


January 9, 2019