Carl Saunders is the best jazz trumpeter you’ve never heard. And if you’ve heard him, as I have, you might just stop at “the best.” John Williams, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, on and on. Carl has performed and/or recorded with all of them, and more. Now with 4 jaw-dropping solo albums of his own, all available on iTunes and elsewhere, he’s also focused on recording most if not all of the 300+ songs he’s composed over the years, which are available in his new book entitled NEW JAZZ STANDARDS, available on www.CarlSaunders.com right now. He’s become a friend and musical mentor of mine, so without further ado….
Bob Wilson is a Grammy-nominated drummer, songwriter, and a founding member of the band SeaWind whose sound defined an era of jazz fusion in the 70’s-80’s. They were also the precursor to the Jerry Hey Horns, who have set the bar for rhythm and horn section studio recording for generations. Bob later toured with Billy & Franklin Graham for over 10 years and is currently a producer with wildly successful music software company Spectrasonics, whose products Omnisphere, Stylus, Keyscape, and more are used every day by A-List music producers and film, tv, and, game composers. He’s got some wonderful stories and advice… here’s Bob Wilson.
MY FIRST GUEST IS MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, VOCALIST, PRODUCER, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER SCOTT MAYO. EARTH WIND AND FIRE, DANCING WITH THE STARS, THE EMMY AWARDS, SERGIO MENDES, QUEEN LATIFAH, THE B.E.T. AWARDS…. THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE DIVERSE ACTS SCOTT’S BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH OVER THE YEARS. IT’S MY HONOR TO CALL HIM A FRIEND OF MINE, AND I’M GRATEFUL HE COULD JOIN ME FOR THE VERY FIRST EPISODE OF KNOXCAST
LOS ANGELES –– SCOTT MAYO OF EARTH, WIND, & FIRE AND DANCING WITH THE STARS IS THE FIRST GUEST ON MY BRAND NEW SHOW, KNOXCAST: MUSIC ON MUSIC, LAUNCHING THIS FRIDAY JANUARY 26, 2018, WITH THREE EPISODES: 1) SCOTT MAYO, 2) BOB WILSON – FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE BAND SEAWIND AND CURRENTLY OF MUSIC SOFTWARE GIANT SPECTRASONICS, AND 3) THE GREATEST LIVING JAZZ TRUMPET PLAYER FOR MY MONEY, CARL SAUNDERS.
I’VE GOT MORE GREAT INTERVIEWS LINED UP WITH SOME REALLY PROLIFIC AND FANTASTIC FRIENDS, SO PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO KNOXCAST ON ITUNES, STITCHER, AND FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @TRUMPETKNOX FOR PODCAST UPDATES. STAY TUNED AND STAY MUSICAL!
Thank you so much to Scott Mayo of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Sergio Mendes, and Earth, Wind, & Fire fame for being the first ever guest on my Podcast, KnoxCast: Music On Music. Wonderful conversation! Bob Wilson of SeaWind / Jerry Hey Horns is up next. KnoxCast is launching January 2018; follow me on twitter for more frequent updates.
As a former Redcoat & UGA Alumnus, although I was a 1st Trumpet, I never got the chance to play the Battle Hymn Solo at the game. With this in mind, I thought there would be no better way to Call The Dawgs to my current home, beautiful Pasadena and L.A., than with this short Hype Video, to fire up those that are coming out here (and those that aren’t) for the 2018 Rose Bowl Game between our Georgia Bulldogs and the Oklahoma Sooners. Go Dawgs! (Battle Hymn arranged by the legendary Jeff Simmons – Transcribed, Recorded, & Produced by Knox Summerour)
The Christmas Trumpet Vol. 1 has been remastered to sound even better for Christmas 2017 – purchase it now for just $7 (or more, if you choose)! Also available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more.
In just the first the 10 days following its release, the new hit Chinese TV drama First Half Of My Life 我的前半生 hit 350 Million views – and that’s internet alone. The 42-episode series features 2 of my songs (vocals & trumpet) and you can download both of them below. Thank you to the show’s composer Nathan Wang for having me be a part of this!