Saunders, Jay

University of North Texas, 2017CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 23.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 65
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Trumpeter Jay Saunders recently retired from the University of North Texas where he was an educator and prominent figure in the Dallas recording industry as well as a veteran of the Stan Kenton Jazz Orchestra. This 2-disc compilation features 3 prime selections from each of six recordings by the Two O’clock Lab Band under Jay’s direction from 2009-2014. We enjoyed the stroll down “Sax Alley”, “Vaguely Reminiscent” and an upbeat spirit on “Nardis”. Emily Davis delivers a warm message on “Detour Ahead”, the lone vocal track. This“Best Of“collection is very“Nice!


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services