Be Bop Big Band

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
See more details below
CD
$25.58
BN.com price
(Save 1%)$25.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $21.07   
  • New (3) from $21.07   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2002
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 017231211822
  • Catalog Number: 5637241575
  • Sales rank: 109,344

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Compilation (6:31)
  2. 2 Love Dance (8:19)
  3. 3 Emily (3:39)
  4. 4 I'm All for You (8:36)
  5. 5 Perceptive Hindsight (8:08)
  6. 6 Never Always (6:38)
  7. 7 Some Bones of Contention (5:42)
  8. 8 Strike Out the Band (5:19)
  9. 9 Autumn in New York (5:10)
  10. 10 Dearly Befuddled (6:34)
  11. 11 An Apple for Christa (5:07)
  12. 12 Baby Blues (7:48)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously