Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

by Carl Saunders
     
 
This CD could have been titled "It's About Time!" It is hard to believe that trumpeter Carl Saunders, a fixture in Los Angeles since he moved from Las Vegas in 1984, had never before led his own record date. A superb bop-based improviser whether featured in big bands, with the Dave Pell Octet, or in smaller combos, Saunders has

Overview

This CD could have been titled "It's About Time!" It is hard to believe that trumpeter Carl Saunders, a fixture in Los Angeles since he moved from Las Vegas in 1984, had never before led his own record date. A superb bop-based improviser whether featured in big bands, with the Dave Pell Octet, or in smaller combos, Saunders has long been in demand for jazz sessions. For this release, he is showcased in a quartet with pianist Roger Kellaway, bassist Buster Williams, and drummer Santo Savino; two numbers add the tenor of Jerry Pinter and trombonist Andy Martin. Saunders gets the opportunity to stretch out on four standards, five originals (either by him or Scott Tibbs), and -- best of all -- an unusual and exciting version of Chopin's "Minute Waltz." Varying romps with ballads and showing off not only his creative ideas but his warm tone, Carl Saunders' maiden effort as a leader is quite impressive and highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2008
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0611885100121
catalogNumber:
5637462643
Rank:
104282

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carl Saunders   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Leader
Roger Kellaway   Piano
Andy Martin   Trombone
Jerry Pinter   Tenor Saxophone
Buster Williams   Bass
Santo Savino   Drums

Technical Credits

Sammy Cahn   Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Carl Saunders   Composer,Producer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Carl Fisher   Composer
Christine Little   Producer
Frankie Lane   Composer
Loren E. Little   Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction
Scott Tibbs   Composer

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