|1||On the Run||Frederick Schjelderup||Joseph Cook (Tuba) with Manger Musikklag||3.23|
|Suite in Blue||Roger Payne||Joseph Cook, Vegard Aagaard-Nilsen, Sondre Johann Chesney Kvamme and Kristian Grotle (Tubas)|
|2||I. March Two Step||2.32|
|4||III. Danse Triste||2.28|
|5||Nature Boy||Ahbez arr. Tina Kvamme||Joseph Cook (Tuba) with Manger Musikklag||5.42|
|6||Variations on a Hungarian Children Song||Roland Szentpali||Joseph Cook (Tuba) with Manger Musikklag||3.12|
|7||Lights on the Tyne||Simon Oliver||Joseph Cook (Tuba) with Manger Musikklag||3.17|
|The Grumpy Troll||Mike Forbes||Joseph Cook (Tuba) with Manger Musikklag||6.19|
|9||Quiet Place||Take 6 arr. Gail A. Robertson||Low Brass Quintet: Joseph Cook, Johannes Forsberg, Kjetil Raknerud, Margie Antrobus and Trine Villanger||3.02|
|Tuba Concerto No. 2||Derek Bourgeois||Joe Cook (Tuba) with Manger Musikklag|
|10||I. Andante Moderato||8.33|
|13||The Dancing King||Jessie Ayers||Joe Cook (Tuba) with Manger Musikklag||6.31|
As a solo instrument the tuba is perhaps one of the more difficult brass instruments to engage a listener for any length of time. It is a measure then of the talent of Joe Cook and the creative programme he has put together on Debut 2 that he has achieved just that.
The centre piece is the quirky and humorous Tuba Concerto No 2 from Derek Bourgeois receiving its premiere recording. Such is the inventiveness of the composer and the quality of the soloist that the 24 minutes seems to just flash by. Joe has included some fun pieces, not trivial, but engaging music such as Suite in Blue for Tuba Quartet from Roger Payne.
This disc, with its finale, The Dancing King, in which the soloist is accompanied by a CD of tuned percussion instruments, piano and synthesized bass sounds, shows just how far the tuba has come in the intervening years.