With a frontline of Watrous, Christlieb, and Saunders, what more could Gary Urwin’s 18-piece orchestra need? How about players like Grammy®-nominated Kim Richmond, or, maybe the legendary Bobby Shew as a guest, or how about trumpet icon Wayne Bergeron in the lineup?
Bill Watrous: trombone
Pete Christlieb: tenor sax
Carl Saunders: trumpet
Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra
A Beautiful Friendship • Waltz for Debby • Emmanuel • Shaw ‘Nuff • Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry • It Could Happen to You • Dear Mr. Florence • The Gentle Rain • Autumn Sojourn • Look to the Sky • Joy Spring • We’ll Be Together Again
“As brilliant as one would expect from these talents … the repertoire is comprised of veteran standards, but there is nothing tired or predictable about these renditions … Fans of straight-ahead jazz and boppish big bands will certainly enjoy this fine effort.” — LA JAZZ SCENE