University of North Texas, 2017, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
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