Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

by Tom Saunders



Although often overlooked because he lives in the Midwest, Tom Saunders has long been one of the finest cornetists in trad jazz. On this particular CD, he leads the Wild Bill Davison Legacy Band, most of whom had performed in the past with the late Davison: trombonist Bill Allred, clarinetist Chuck Hedges, tenor saxophonist Rick Fay, pianist Johnny Varro, bassist Paul Keller, and drummer Warren Sauer. While Saunders does not really sound that much like Davison, his own exciting style is solid, good-humored, and complementary to the music that Davison played. Such top-notch Dixieland standards as "At the Jazz Band Ball," "Beale Street Blues," "You're Lucky to Me," and "I Never Knew" all have their exciting moments. Dixieland fans should have little difficulty enjoying this music.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/16/1996
Label: Arbors Records
UPC: 0780941114621
catalogNumber: 19146


  1. At the Jazz Band Ball
  2. Squeeze Me
  3. Running Wild
  4. Constantly
  5. Beale Street Blues
  6. In a Sentimental Mood
  7. Cornet Chop Suey
  8. Satan Takes a Holiday
  9. The Battle Hymn of the Republic
  10. Love Is Here to Stay
  11. You're Lucky to Me
  12. On the Alamo
  13. A Cottage for Sale
  14. I Never Knew (That Roses Grew)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Saunders   Primary Artist,Cornet,Vocals
Rick Fay   Tenor Saxophone
Wild Bill Davison   Cornet
Bill Allred   Trombone,Vocals
Chuck Hedges   Clarinet
Paul Keller   Bass
Johnny Varro   Piano

Technical Credits

Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Gary Baldassari   Engineer
Mat Domber   Producer
Rachel Domber   Producer
Floyd Levin   Liner Notes
Fiorito   Composer
Tony Spargo   Composer

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