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The Great Fontana

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Shoutin' On a Riff
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It Might As Well Be Spring
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Soon
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I Thought About You
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Showcase
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Polka Dots and Moonbeams
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Always
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Expubident
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What's New
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America the Beautiful
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 58:38

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bobnet

robertyoung6040

If you appreciate the good jazz , then listen to Carl Fontana. He has remarkable tombone skills.

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Fabulous

TANGOKILOSIERRA1

As a former trombone player, I appreciate how difficult it is to play the trombone as silkily as Fontana does here. It is not an easy instrument to play well much less as masterfully as Fontana. HIghly recommended!

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Gone But Never Forgotten

sliphornJeff

Agreed! The title of this CD says it all! Carl Fontana came to light on the jazz scene in the mid-50s via Stan Kenton's album "Cuban Fire". It was while with Kenton that Carl became influenced by the playing of Frank Rosolino. Later on Fontana honed his talents as a sideman with Kai Winding, Woody Herman, and Louis Bellson. This CD gives the listener the full range of Carl's playing from the break-neck tempo of "It Might As Well Be Spring" to the beautiful ballad ideas on "Polka Dots and Moonbeams". Carl was one of a kind. Thankfully there remain some excellent recordings of his genius. Today the jazz world owes much to what he accomplished in terms of exploring new possibilities with an often awkward instrument. My highest recommendations, especially to all young trombonists wanting to learn the art correctly from a master of the instrument!!!

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The Great Fontana

4HARK

The title says it all.He is GREAT!

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Considering his ability and strong reputation, it is very surprising that this was trombonist Carl Fontana’s first recording date as a leader. Fifty-seven at the time, Fontana’s fluent horn matches well with tenor saxophonist Al Cohn, pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Ray Drummond, and drummer Akira Tana. The CD reissue of the Uptown release expands the original six-song program to ten. An excellent effort from an underrated but talented bop-based trombonist. – Scott Yanow