This disc presents a highly varied programme centred on the combination of solo tuba and wind band. It covers a wide spectrum of styles, from the Concerto by Boris Diev, a leading figure within the great Russian wind orchestra tradition to Swedish composer Fredrik Hogberg's wisecracking and effect-laden Trolltuba, a re-telling of the folk tale Three Billy Goats Gruff. A highlight on the disc is tubaist/composer Baadsvik's own piece, the unique Fnugg Blue, a highly enjoyable showcase for various pioneering tuba techniques including percussive effects and multiphonics. As anyone will know who has heard his previous recordings on BIS, Oystein Baadsvik is the right person to present such a programme. Includes BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue & Riffs; BAADSVIK/GISKE Fnuug Blue (w/Christian Lindberg); DIEV Concerto for Tuba & Winds; TURNAGE A Quick Blast; HIGBERG Trolltuba; NELSON Metallephonic Remix.