A dynamic lineup of LA based musicians on a blended program of tasty originals and recognizable standards...from a tribute to Bunny Berigan (singing "I Can't Get Started") to the original "Bumble Bee Blues", (based on the iconic Flight of the Bumble Bee) - This is just SOLID, GREAT jazz.
After years of mesmerizing audiences around the world with his unparalleled mastery of the trumpet, Carl Saunders is now becoming universally recognized as one of the true giants of the art of jazz as both a lead player and as a jazz soloist.
His great playing is not a secret anymore … he’s a brilliant improviser with an unending flow of ideas and possesses a remarkable technique that enables him to create long flowing lines full of unexpected twists and turns.
As a lead trumpet player, Carl has been in high demand for many years in both Las Vegas and Los Angeles. In addition to the standard lead trumpet qualifications of range, strength and power, he has all the intangibles that are so rare to find in one individual … including an ideal jazz conception, and an impeccable sense of time.
TRACK LISTING: 1. America The Beautiful 2. Autumn Sojourn 3. Nigeria 4. Nocturne op. 9 in Eb major 5. I Can’t Get Started 6. Triste 7. Bumble Bee Blues 8. Sweetness 9. Blues Fire 10. The Grim Rapper 11. How Deep Is The Ocean 12. Get Down To It
Featured Artists: Carl Saunders: trumpet; Christian Jacob: Piano; Dave Stone: Bass; Santo Savino: Drums; Brad Dutz: Percussion