TUBA U: Basso Profundo follows the story of an unusual 22-piece ensemble into the studio, across four decades, and into renowned Carnegie Hall.
Featuring tuba maestro R. Winston Morris, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller, German tuba makers, and the 100-piece Tubas of Mass Destruction, this is an anatomy of one instrument that speaks to the dedication in players of every instrument.
This offbeat documentary assures us that some unusual things are indeed worthy
of a lifetime commitment, dispelling assumptions of size, value and ability
while addressing prejudice - even if a very quirky one.
Written & directed by EMMY award-winning producer Todd Jarrell, TUBA U: Basso
Profundo examines the history, physicality and personalities of the tuba - an
amazing, if unheralded, horn.
is presented by WCTE Upper Cumberland Public Television and distributed via the
PBS National Program Service.
The producers wish to thank the Project Underwriters:
Tennessee Technological University
The Community Foundation of Middle
Carl and Judy Sandlin
Premier Diagnostic Imaging
Tennessee Arts Commission