Born from a initial meeting many years ago at Tanglewood between Doug Yeo and Gerry Pagano, this CD is the result of two bass trombonists who through the years have also become good friends. The CD after all, is titled Fratres, which is latin for Brothers.

Gerry and Michael Lake also go back several years from their time together at Arizona State University. The two recorded a jazz CD that that rose on the jazz top-40 charts for many weeks and gained critical acclaim.

Doug and Gerry recorded a wide variety of music for this CD that spans nearly 600 years. Bartok, Bach, Tommy Pederson, Bill Reichenbach, Michael Lake and more are represented on this unique expression of two good friends playing some bass trombone duets.

Genre: Classical/Contemporary
Release Date: 2017

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[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 1. The Crimson Collop

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 2. Slovak Dance

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 3. Teasing Song

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 4. Lullaby

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 5. Ruthenian Song

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 6. Ruthenian Kolowejka

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 7. Lossafunk!

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 8. Concerto for Two Violins

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 9. Melissa

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 10. Empty Boxes

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 11. Rumble on 6th Street

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 12. Fratres

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 13. Telemann Sonata:Vivace

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 14. Telemann Sonata:Soave

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 15. Telemann Sonata:Allegro assai

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 16. Cashmere

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 17. The Hitch Hiker

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 18. Below 10th Street

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 19. Bicinium

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 20. Musica a due voci

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 21. Fantasie

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 22. Devils & Angels

[sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] 23. Chief and Frank

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Wow. Amazing and what a great sound you get. Very enjoyable – arrangements, everything..

– Bob McChesney, Jazz Trombonist

Lake and Pagano deserve a lot of credit for what they’ve accomplished here. Roads Less Traveled is an inspired, well-wrought work of art.

– Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

Beautifully played and wonderful to have something so fresh. Keep them coming!

– Michael Mulcahy, Trombonist with the Chicago Symphony

A superb new CD with exquisite playing, great arrangements and FUN written all over it.

– Doug Yeo, Former Bass Trombonist with the Boston Symphony

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