Born: August 2, 1942
Jazz listeners living in the Los Angeles area and musicians worldwide have long known that Carl Saunders is one of the great trumpet players around today. Now with the release of four remarkable recordings (Out Of The Blue, Eclecticism, Bebop Big Band, and Can You Dig Being Dug), Saunders’ musical talents can be heard and enjoyed by a much wider audience.
Carl Saunders was born on Aug. 2, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana and his first five years were mostly spent on the road. His uncle was trumpeter- bandleader Bobby Sherwood was riding high with the popular Sherwood Orchestra, having hits with “Elks Parade” and “Sherwood’s Forest.” Saunders’ mother Gail (Bobby’s sister) sang for the Sherwood Orchestra and Stan Kenton, among others. When Carl was five, he and his mother settled in Los Angeles; living with Carl’s aunt Caroline and her husband, tenor-saxophonist Dave Pell. At the time, Saunders heard the records of the Dave Pell Octet and was influenced by the style and phrasing of trumpeter Don Fagerquist....
The Lost Bill Holman ChartsMAMA Records
Can You Dig Being Dug?Itsus Jazz
Be Bop Big BandSea Breeze Jazz
EclecticismBetween The Lines
Out Of The BlueBetween The Lines
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- The Lost Bill Holman Charts by Jack Bowers
- Can You Dig Being Dug? by Jack Bowers
- Be Bop Big Band by AAJ Staff
- Be Bop Big Band by Jack Bowers
- Eclecticism by Jack Bowers
- Eclecticism by Craig Jolley