Trumpet After Dark
The Randy Sandke Quartet, featuring Bill Charlap with Parthenia, A Consort of Viols
Release date April 1, 2005
Randy Sandke's use of a string section comprised of viols, as well as his always trenchant writing and commanding trumpet technique, breathes new life into the "jazz-with-strings" concept. Sandke's influences and interests encompass Beiderbecke, Armstrong, metatonal music and everything in between. This collection of ballads and other atmospheric pieces is certainly easy to listen to but is far from "easy listening."