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.
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An examination of Saunders’ improv solo…shows the breathtaking
melodies and never-ending supply of creative improvisations that make
him a highly regarded player. --Chris Chapman
Saunders has brought audiences to their feet with solos, which are
spectacular only in their continuity, flow, and ideas…Saunders may find
himself one of the most talked about trumpeters of the 90’s. --Doug
If you’ve not yet heard this master of the trumpet/flugelhorn, it’s time
you did. --Jack Bowers
The trumpet playing throughout is brilliant, with long lines of perfectly
placed notes created in an unpredictable but ultimately logical fashion.