"The surging enthusiasm that is invariably generated by musicians who have respect for one another helped produce this wonderful recording. What we have achieved is vibrant and alive."
Conte Candoli - Trumpet / Pete Christlieb -- Tenor Sax / Frank Strazzeri -- Piano / Monty Budwig -- Bass / Ralph Penland or Roy McCurdy* -- Drums
Liner Notes by Conte Candoli:
"Sweet Simon" is dedicated to my wife's cat, Simon, who passed away last summer at the age of 23.
I had thought about this recording -- the songs, the personnel -- for several years. It includes some of the finest musicians I have ever known. Creating this music gave me many treasurable moments.
I'd like to thank Pete Christlieb, my favorite tenor man, who is responsible for giving the band a freer and more exciting sound. The result was a wonderfully creative experience.
I especially want to thank Ed Vodicka of Best Recordings, who provided a suitable atmosphere in order to let this recording happen.
And thanks to Dick Forrest, a fine trumpet player and long time friend, who was instrumental in the making of this recording.