Were Here Price: $18.00
The debut Buddy Charles Concert Jazz Orchestra CD displays superb big band arrangements by Buddy Charles, Frank Mantooth, Jack Montrose, and Gordon Brisker. Featuring some of LA’s greatest musicians including Wayne Bergeron, Carl Saunders, Charlie Loper, Andy Martin, Bill Watrous, Pete Christlieb, Jack Montrose, Pete Jolly, Chuck Berghoffer, and Ray Brinker.<br /><br />Review:<br /><blockquote><br />'Just as one has begun to think that perhaps those rumors about big bands being dead and buried could be true, a new one comes thundering into the breach, baring such awesome power and finesse and swinging so incredibly hard that it literally grabs the listener by the shoulders, shakes him until he’s limp, and hollers into his still-quivering ears, 'We’re Here!'<br /><br /> --Jack Bowers, Cadence Magazine & All About Jazz<br /></blockquote><br />This CD deserves to be heard by all big band jazz fans. Listen to the sound bytes, and then buy! The debut Buddy Charles Concert Jazz Orchestra CD displays superb big band arrangements.