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