America – Carl Saunders

America – Carl Saunders
Catalog number: 635


01 America the Beautiful
comp: Samuel A. Ward
02 Autumn Sojourn
comp: Carl Saunders
03 Nigeria
comp: Carl Saunders
04 Nocturne Op. 9 in Eb Major
comp: Frederic Chopin
05 I Can't Get Started
comp: Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin
06 Triste
comp: Antonio-Carlos Jobim
07 Bumble Bee Blues
comp: Carl Saunders
08 Sweetness
comp: Carl Saunders
09 Blues Fire
comp: Carl Saunders
10 The Grim Rapper
comp: Carl Saunders
11 How Deep Is the Ocean
comp: Irving Berlin
12 Get Down To It
comp: Carl Saunders

After electrifying standing-ovation live shows with his version of “America,” Saunders “felt like Wayne Newton” — so he recorded a studio version! 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!


Featured Artists
Carl Saunders: trumpet
Christian Jacob: piano
Dave Stone: bass
Santo Savino: drums
Brad Dutz: percussion


Track Listing

America the Beautiful • Autumn Sojourn • Nigeria • Chopin Nocturne Op. 9 in E flat major • I Can’t Get Started • Triste • Bumble Bee Blues • Sweetness • Blues Fire • The Grim Rapper • How Deep is the Ocean • Get Down To It


Press Quote

“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.” — KEN POSTON, LOS ANGELES JAZZ INSTITUTE

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