Virtuoso Alto Saxophone, Virtuoso Tenor Saxophone and Trumpet TP608
Today, Glenn Zottola is as hard to classify as ever. He continues to lead his own band, a “little big band” that comprises six horns and a rhythm section. The band performs its blend of styles regularly at international festivals and in gigs stateside, with the leader playing trumpet and saxophone.
Zottola’s doubling ability and his unique combination of influences and broad stylistic acumen are the basis of a formidably well-rounded talent, finding Glenn at home in nearly any musical environment, making him nearly impossible to pigeonhole. A typical Zottola CD presents the listener a potpourri of jazz styles. One track might find his muted trumpet emulating a moody Miles Davis, while the next will feature his blazing alto saxophone tearing it up à la Charlie Parker. Plus, there’s always room for his instantly recognizable big, warm trumpet sound as he honors the early jazz and swing masters.
He has recorded 30 albums both as a leader and with many jazz legends and toured with all-star groups. The list of musicians he has played/recorded with reads like a who’s who of jazz, including Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Chick Corea, Milt Hinton, Bob Wilber, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Zoot Sims, Joe Williams, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet to name a few.
Erica von Kleist
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