Simonsen Sounds, 2016CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 22.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The name of the band is a strong hint to the content: crisp, precise brass, specifically trumpets, five of them! Leader, arranger and co-producer Walter Simonsen,“James Blackwell,“Brian Owen,“Tim Gill, and Brian Mantz“(or Cameron Summers) are the men with the horns. They are backed by a solid rhythm section that is also known as trioKAIT with Kait Dunton“(p),“Cooper Appelt“(b), and Jake Reed“(d). This is a lively and energetic set with a couple of vocal tracks including a dose of head bobbing, rap/hip-hop on “I Wish”.““You’ll wonder how that tune made the cut until your kids say, “play it again, and again!” Trumpetology refreshes classics and ushers them into relevance today giving listeners appreciation and enjoyment!


Publicist: Two for the Show Media