In assessing baseball talent, the scouts' description five-tool talent" describes a hitter who can do it all--run, field, hit for average, hit with power and throw. When a musician such as Tony Kadleck steps into the recording batter's box as leader and with work presented such as Around the Horn, the description not only fits like a glove, but, the musical umpires surely will be finger-twirling" and calling it a Grand Slam. Kadleck, long a key fixture in the New York studio and Broadway pit scene (contrary to pit rumor, the diminutive statuette was not named after ...read more
Tony Kadleck, who has done almost everything one can do on a trumpet, adds the designation big-band leader to his resume with Around the Horn, an impressive debut CD for which he has written all the charts and enlisted a group of the New York area's A-list musicians to interpret them. If leadership is best imparted by example, Kadleck shouldn't have a care in the world, as his discography includes more than eighty albums from pop to blues to jazz and various genres in between. An abbreviated inventory of the (big) names with whom he has played and recorded reads ...read more
Trumpeter Tony Kadleck is one of those musicians that nearly everybody has heard, regardless of whether they know it. He's an unerring player with extraordinary chops, making him a first-call player for Broadway contractors, jazz musicians, and anybody looking for a never-miss trumpet player to add musicality to a studio session. His horn can be heard on the original cast recordings for shows like Beauty And The Beast (Disney, 1994) and The Producers (Sony Classical, 2001); he's been a mainstay on the big band scene, working with Maria Schneider, John Fedchock, John Hollenbeck, Bob Mintzer, and Jim McNeely, to name ...read more
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