Peter Ecklund is a master of the cornet. His cornet playing is perfection personified, and every musical note he makes is an image to capture the imagination.
The selections on this CD are a treat for the jazz listener, and if you like cornet music, this is the CD to purchase for your home library! There are 15 selections on this CD, many of them composed by Peter Ecklund, such as "Winter Waltz," "Django and Bix," "Blue Bix," "Tailfins," among others. Some old classic standards are also present to be enjoyed, and savored musically, such as Johnny Mercer's "Say It With A Kiss," Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby," a great rendition of George Whiting's "My Blue Heaven," "Midnight Hour Blues." An excellent and thoughtful selection of music to appeal to all listeners who like good jazz!
Peter Ecklund is backed by some of the finest performers in the business, such as Dan Block on clarinet, Joel Martin on piano, Jay Ungar on violin, Molly Mason on guitar. A fine example of musicians working together to create a distinct and enduring vision is revealed in this CD, and for some old-fashioned flavor & fun, give a listen to them on "At The Track" and "At The Fair."
For the unusual, give a listen to the remarkable rendition of "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me" which deserves some radio air play time, as does every selection on this CD! For a change of pace, give "Gigs: Reminiscing In Music" a listen and discover the cornet of Peter Ecklund. Excellent!