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Wayne Bergeron

PRICE: $11.00

I met Wayne Bergeron quite a long time ago while he was playing lead trumpet for Jack Sheldon. I was very impressed. “What a hell of a lead player,” I thought. Later on, I was happy to find out he was a fine jazz player, too. At that time, a group of Latin colleagues in the business said to me, “When we go to L.A. and we need a ‘horse’ lead trumpeter, we look for Wayne.” And I said, “Oh, Man, that’s my kind of guy.”

Over the years, I was privileged to hear Wayne and play with him several times in different types of bands. I noticed then, as is still true today, he always has a consistent and high standard of performance, which I believe is the only way you can survive in L.A. where there is the highest number of great trumpet players on Earth.

Wayne has a killer set of chops and knows what to do with them.

This album has been meticulously produced by a great friend of mine who is also a standout elite L.A. trumpeter, Mr. Gary Grant, who would never sign off on anything less than the highest level of music.

I have heard this CD several times and I enjoy it very much. The tune selection is so very nice and it’s a pleasure to hear them masterfully performed by a person dedicated to an instrument that demands such an immense degree of discipline.

To the listener of Wayne’s album, I thank you for buying this record. Sit down, close your eyes, and enjoy!

Your friend and colleague,
Arturo Sandoval

Musicians:

WAYNE BERGERON leader, trumpet, flugelhorn
GEORGE GRAHAM trumpet, flugelhorn
STAN MARTIN trumpet, flugelhorn
JEFF BUNNELL trumpet, flugelhorn
RICK BAPTIST trumpet, flugelhorn
WARREN LUENING trumpet, flugelhorn
DENNIS FARIAS trumpet, flugelhorn
LARRY HALL trumpet, flugelhorn
DEBORAH WAGNER trumpet, flugelhorn
GARY GRANT trumpet
ANDY MARTIN trombone
ALEX ILES trombone
CHARLIE MORILLAS trombone
RICH BULLOCK trombone
NICK LANE trombone
BILL REICHENBACH trombone
CHARLIE LOPER trombone
BRUCE OTTO trombone
SAL LOZANO saxophone
RUSTY HIGGINS saxophone, flute
DAN HIGGINS saxophone
BILL LISTON saxophone
JOEL PESKIN saxophone
GARY MEEK saxophone
TOM RANIER piano
ALAN PASQUA piano
WALLY MINKO piano
TREY HENRY bass
CHUCK BERGHOFFER bass
KEN WILD bass
RAY BRINKER drums
PETER ERSKINE drums
BRIAN MILLER drums
MITCHELL SANCHEZ percussion
LUIS CONTE percussion
GRANT GEISSMAN guitar

Record label: Wag Records
catalog # WB-1002

Produced by Gary Grant
Recorded at The Bakery Digital Sound & Vision
Bluebell Studios & Valerio Sound, Los Angeles, CA 2002