About Chase Sanborn CDs
Double Double is a duo recording from Chase Sanborn on flugelhorn and Mark Eisenman on piano. Drawing from a repertoire that includes standards, jazz classics and original compositions, Chase and Mark embrace the opportunities and challenges inherent in the duo format. They eschew the usual roles of soloist and accompanist, tossing phrases back and forth in a series of fresh and extemporaneous performances.
Cut To The Chase is comprised of selected cuts from Chase Sanborn’s first two CDs, Good To The Last Bop and Sweet & Low. It features guest appearances by Guido Basso, flugelhorn, and Carol McCartney, vocal. The rhythm sections include Mark Eisenman, piano, Steve Wallace, bass, Pat Collins, bass, Rob Piltch, guitar and Barry Elmes, drums.
Chase Sanborn certainly knows his way around the trumpet and flugelhorn, and showcases those talents to great effect in a disc that is illuminated by sublime statements. The other musicians share Sanborn’s wide-ranging sensibilities, responding easily to potent, rapid switches of emphasis. Creativity is front and center here.
Review: Toronto Star
Chase Sanborn’s latest release is a pure delight! It features very fine soloing from the trumpeter, with echos of Clifford Brown and Chet Baker. The recording quality is superb!
Review: International Trumpet Guild Journal
Chase Sanborn is a trumpet/flugelhorn player of exceptional talent, with a warm, inviting tone, fluid lyrical phrasing, and a style that always swings. The group creates music that is sometimes cooking, sometimes floating, and always communicating on a very intense level. This is a delightful performance!
Review: Jazz Review.com
Chase Sanborn is an engaging modern jazz trumpet voice. His musicality and mastery of his instrument comes through as clearly as his brilliant tone. Chase Sanborn is a trumpeter worth watching!
Review: Jazz Improv Magazine
Chase Sanborn exhibits the cultivated sensibility of a player at the peak of his powers.
Review: Planet Jazz
Chase Sanborn has an appealing sound, a creative imagination and impressive technique. These performances enhance Sanborn’s reputation as a smooth, deliberate and conceptually grounded artist.
Review: The Jazz Report
Jazz standards provide a solid foundation for this group led by Chase Sanborn, an established figure in Toronto’s jazz world. The players demonstrate an ease and responsiveness that translates immediately into a swinging groove.
Review: Jazz News
Chase Sanborn offers a wonderful selection of infrequently recorded standards. Good taste wins again!
Review: Jazz Canadiana
I love the choice of tunes and the variety of style. I give it five stars!
Jack Long (Long & McQuade Music)
Chase Sanborn’s new CD sounds really nice. Incredibly nice. Actually, I don’t think it could sound any nicer!
Dennis Najoom (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
Great to hear such swinging, thought & sensitivity!
John Weir (Orsi & Weir Woodwinds)
Not only is the playing great, but on this recording you can really hear the woody-ness of the bass, the strings on the guitar and the breathiness of the horn. It sounds like jazz should sound!
Andrew Scott (Toronto, ON)
Chase Sanborn has such a wonderful tone matched by great technique and ideas.
Frank Mathewson (Toronto, ON)
I can’t think of anyone, living or dead, who has a sound I like as much as Chase Sanborn. His intonation and attacks are killer!
Mark Prather (Riverside, CA)