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Right On Time - Wow!!!.....

Pull up a chair and listen to this wonderful Sandviken Big Band and this superb trumpeter, Lasse Lindgren.

This will be some very pleasureable listening for any Big Band fans and especially if you like a lot of high-powered trumpet acrobatics. Lasse Lindgren is one of the new breed of young players who has spent a tremendous amount of time learning a lot about the various styles of trumpet playing throughout history. You’ll hear a lyrical ballad style ala Harry James; you’ll hear tremendous technical facility ala Doc Severinsen; you’ll hear influences of Maynard Ferguson and Arturo Sandoval’s upper register skills; and tucked away in there are Swing and Be-Bop influences of Dizzy Gillespie and especially Clark Terry and Roy Eldrige.

As a trumpet player myself, I can tell you he is really SOMETHING ELSE!! The Sandviken Big Band sounds better then ever. I had the opportunity to perform with them a couple of years ago and was more than impressed at that time, but NOW, they sound BETTER, STRONGER; MORE EXITING. It sounds as though they really loved doing this recording. The energy level is really explosive and the swing feel overall is just wonderful!

My compliments also to the arrangers, very nice writing. I hope the entire musical world gets the opportunity to hear this super CD! Thanks for being there guys! 

Bobby Shew, Jazz trumpet artist