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Be Bop Big Band
     

Be Bop Big Band

by Carl Saunders
 
Trumpeter Carl Saunders has been leading big bands on a part-time basis ever since he was a youth, including in Los Angeles since 1984. This 1999 recording was the first set by his impressive orchestra. Although several writers contributed charts to the CD (Larry Dominello, Bill Rogers, John Boice, John Hall

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Trumpeter Carl Saunders has been leading big bands on a part-time basis ever since he was a youth, including in Los Angeles since 1984. This 1999 recording was the first set by his impressive orchestra. Although several writers contributed charts to the CD (Larry Dominello, Bill Rogers, John Boice, John Hall, and Mike Barone, plus two from Jackson Stock), it is the five arrangements by Herbie Phillips that set the mood for the rewarding project. The late Phillips, a close friend of Saunders from his Las Vegas years, was a talented trumpeter and arranger/composer who loved bebop. There are many highlights through this stirring set, including "Compilation" (a run-through on rhythm changes with solos from Saunders, altoist Lanny Morgan, trombonist Bob McChesney, tenor saxophonist Jerry Pinter, and pianist Christian Jacob), a medium-tempo interpretation of "Emily" (with trombonist Andy Martin), "I'm All for You" (based on "Body and Soul"), "Some Bones of Contention" (featuring the trombones of Martin and McChesney), "Autumn in New York" (which has some beautiful ballad playing by Saunders), "An Apple for Christa" (featuring trumpeter Bob Summers, Morgan, and Martin), and "Baby Blues." In reality, all 12 selections have their moments of interest, the musicianship of the band is quite impressive, and the music always swings. Highly recommended, this is one of the best big band albums of the early 21st century.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2002
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0017231211822
catalogNumber:
5637241575
Rank:
116573

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Performance Credits

Carl Saunders   Primary Artist
Bobby Shew   Trumpet
Lanny Morgan   Alto Saxophone
Bob Summers   Trumpet
Kevin Axt   Bass
Bob Efford   Baritone Saxophone
Christian Jacob   Piano
Charles Loper   Trombone
Andy Martin   Trombone
Bob McChesney   Trombone
Jerry Pinter   Tenor Saxophone
Ron Stout   Trumpet
Frank Szabo   Trumpet
Doug Webb   Tenor Saxophone
Brian Scanlon   Alto Saxophone
Scott Englebright   Trumpet
Santo Savino   Drums

Technical Credits

André Previn   Composer
Billy Rogers   Arranger
Mike Barone   Arranger
John Boice   Arranger
Phil Edwards   Engineer
Dave Pearlman   Engineer
Herbie Phillips   Arranger
Carl Saunders   Producer
Jerry Bresler   Composer
Lawrence Dominello   Arranger
Larry Wynn   Composer
Mike Kaiser   Producer,Liner Notes

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