Tony Saunders – Uptown Jazz
Tony Saunders’ musical journey has continued on through today. He has played and recorded with an astounding list of great musical talents, including Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Joe Sample, Chaka Khan, Ringo Starr, Bo Diddley, The Hawkins Family, and many others. “This just touches the edge of who I have been blessed to play with,” says Saunders. Tony has played on hundreds of albums, won two Emmy Awards for soundtracks, written award winning movie scores and commercial jingles. Tony continues to record his own projects and produces for an impressive list of talent at his state of the art Northern California studio. Tony’s latest album Uptown Jazz is his third release on San Francisco Records.
Uptown Jazz is the first single from bass virtuoso Tony Saunders’ release on San Francisco Records. The track’s infectious melodies and upbeat vibe firmly establish Saunders as a member of the Smooth Jazz hit-making fraternity. Uptown Jazz features exciting performances from Gabriel Mark Hasselbach on trumpet and flute, Mic Gillette of Tower of Power fame on trumpet and the debut of Paul Hardcastle Jr., son of the legendary Paul Hardcastle, on tenor sax. Together they comprise a dream horn section that takes on a life of its own over Saunders’ alternately funky and delicate bass guitar. Give Uptown Jazz a listen and see why music fans and insiders have this track on repeat.
This album is on sale at Amazon.com.