Los Angeles-based trumpeter/flugelhornist Joel Penner is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. His first album, DragonJazz (2001), was well received and resulted in Sea Breeze extending him an invitation to join the label's roster, eventually yielding this recording.
Penner gets off to a fine start with a little big band sound on Cole Porter's You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To," with a much bigger sound than you'd expect from a sextet (actually augmented to a nonet on this recording). Among some of the other highlights are a different tempo on the Bronislau Kaper ...read more
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