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Craig Fraedrich: Out of the Blues

Read "Out of the Blues" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Out of the Blues, featuring Craig Fraedrich on trumpet and flugelhorn with The Jazz Trumpet Ensemble, would have sounded great in the sweltering hard-bop landscape that Cannonball Adderley, The Jazz Messengers led by Art Blakey, Horace Silver and other jazz legends began to explore in the late 1950s. Fraedrich has been featured trumpet soloist with The Army Blues, the premier jazz ensemble of the US Army, since 1986. He has also served as the group's trumpet section leader, ...

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Craig Fraedrich with Trilogy and Friends: All Through the Night

Read "All Through the Night" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


It's no secret among professional musicians that the elite military jazz ensembles such as the “U.S. Army Blues," the Air Force's “Airmen of Note," and the Navy's “Commodores" consist of some of the finest musicians on the planet. Trumpeter Craig Fraedrich, recently-retired 30-year Army Bandsman, his Trilogy crew, and vocalist Christal Rheams are spit-shining examples. And, All Through the Night which features Fraedrich and his former military colleagues in this civilian recording session certainly confirms that. Fraedrich ...


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