The Lost Bill Holman Charts – The Carl Saunders Exploration

The Lost Bill Holman Charts – The Carl Saunders Exploration
Catalog number: M1032


01 Three Little Words
comp: Burt Klamar, Harry Ruby
02 Ow
comp: Dizzy Gillespie
03 Mahogany Run
comp: Bill Holman
04 Primrose
comp: Bill Holman
05 Dearly Beloved
comp: Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
06 The Hook
comp: Carl Saunders
07 We'll Be Together Again
comp: Frankie Laine, Carl Fischer
08 All Too Soon
comp: Edward Duke Ellington
09 Doctor Deep
comp: Bill Holman
10 Hannibal
comp: Bill Holman
11 Scratch
comp: Bill Holman

Bill Holman wrote these charts over twenty years ago for saxophonist Ted Richardson, but the arrangements were never recorded. Recently, Richardson approached Carl Saunders to ask if he would record these sacred scrolls. Playing with some of the best players on the West Coast…from Bill Holman’s band…Saunders ignites a fire on this powerful recording of crazy-difficult Holman charts! Jazz fans and musicians worldwide have long known that Carl Saunders is one of the great trumpet players around today. He has worked with Stan Kenton, Bobby Sherwood, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Robert Goulet, Harry James, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, and many more.

A word of advice to big-band enthusiasts (and everyone else)’if there is one small-group recording to install on your radar screen this year, this is the one. If there were any justice (there isn’t), The Lost Bill Holman Charts would earn every award to be had (including a Grammy) without breaking a sweat.

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