Welcome to Kickshaw Records, the online home of the Upland Trio‘s new release of the Trios Nos. 11-13 for clarinet, cello & piano by Rick Sowash. We also feature all of Rick’s recordings on RSP Classical, plus the debut disc by the Sylvan Trio, Music for Flute, Cello & Piano by Women Composers, and a recording of works for violin, horn, & piano by Johannes Brahms, Charles Koechlin, Johann Friedrich Nisle, Harry Bulow, and Astor Piazzolla by the Trio Quelque Chose.

Voyageurs: Three Trios for Clarinet, Cello & Piano by Rick Sowash

Rick Sowash has been writing inventive, creative, evocative, and beautiful music for more than half-a century, with more than 500 musical compositions to his credit, as well as eight books, the most recent titled “How Music Means.” Kickshaw Records is proud to present an album of the composer’s final three trios for clarinet, cello & piano, performed by the Upland Trio, a dynamic ensemble from the heartland that wishes to expand accessibility, enjoyment, and knowledge of music, especially with works by living composers.

Sylvan Trio

“Three fine musicians, and three fascinating people.” — Fred Child, Performance Today

The Sylvan Trio (flutist Suzanne Bona, cellist Josh Aerie, and pianist Greg Kostraba) presents a recording of music by women composers spanning three centuries. Enjoy a Flute Sonata by a Princess, plus trios by one of the 19th-century’s greatest pianists and a trailblazing composer whose music caused quite a stir in fashionable Parisian salons. The recording also features works for flute and piano, including a Nocturne, Five Bagatelles, and a Reflective Rag.