“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma). Carl Fontana plays “Autumn Leaves” at the Times (Studio City, CA) July 15, 1975 Personnel: Carl Fontana – trombone Dave McKenna – piano Herb Hickman – bass Jake Hanna – drums
Essentially, both Hermann and Fontana are post war boppers, and they perfectly complement each other. While Fontana plays the melody, Hermann provides inventive fills behind him, and vice versa. The eleven tunes are strictly from [More]
Frank Rosolino and Carl Fontana perform “Wave”. Non-released music from the 1978 Vancouver concert. Personnel: Frank Rosolino, Carl Fontana – trombone Elmer Gill – piano Torban Oxbol – bass George Ursan – drums
“If I Only Had a Brain” (Harold Arlen). Personnel: Carl Fontana – trombone WRD Big Band
Considering his ability and strong reputation, it is very surprising that this was trombonist Carl Fontana‘s first recording date as a leader. Fifty-seven at the time, Fontana’s fluent horn matches well with tenor saxophonist Al [More]