Roger Bobo - bass horn, tuba, Froydis Ree Wekre - horn, Ralph Grierson - piano, Emily Harris - synthesizer, Roger Kellaway - piano, Fred Tackett - guitar, Skip Mosher - bass, Ray Rich - drums
*Roger Kellaway - The Morning Song, The Westwood Song, Sonoro, Dance of the Ocean Breeze
*Fred Tackett - The Yellow Bird
"The Heifetz of the Tuba" - Stereo Review
"This recording shows what jazz tuba can do." - Crystal Records
"Roger Bobo (b. June 8, 1938) is an American tuba virtuoso and brass pedagogue. He retired from active tuba performance in 2001 in order to devote his time to conducting and teaching. He gave what is reputed to be the first solo tuba recital in the history of Carnegie Hall. His solo and ensemble discography is extensive. He is the author of "Mastering the Tuba" published by Editions Bim (CH). While living in the USA, he was the resident conductor of the Topanga Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been a guest conductor with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in North America, Europe and Asia.
Roger Bobo currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and teaches at Musashino Academy of Music in Tokyo. Prior to his move to Tokyo he served as faculty at the Fiesole School of Music near Florence, Italy, at the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland, at the Rotterdams Konservatorium in the Netherlands, and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. Roger holds a Bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music.
Major orchestral appointments include: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, 1956–1962 (Erich Leinsdorf, cond.), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, 1962–1964 (Bernard Haitink, cond.) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1964–1989 (Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, André Previn cond.)
Bobo is the subject of the John Updike poem "Recital"."