From Latin to lounge, groove to gospel, Merry & Bright is a fresh soundtrack for the holidays!
Trumpeter Charles Lazarus
has been defying categorization since his Carnegie Hall solo debut at the age of 19 - as a member of some of the most iconic brass ensembles in the world, including Canadian Brass, as a member of the Minnesota Orchestra, and as a soloist, composer, producer and band leader. Lazarus has conceived and created several original crossover orchestral shows, released four recordings of originals and unique takes on standards, and recently premiered American Nomad a new trumpet concerto by Steve Heitzeg.
"Bedazzling technique and a refined sense of musicianship"
- New York Newsday
"Very impressive...incredible technique."
"Lazarus could have tumbled the walls of Jericho."
- The Washington Post
Fresh takes on classic love songs, plus feel-good, grooving originals. A cocktail of musical romance!
Zabava is a Slavic term for music-centered parties featuring virtuoso players. This recording is a nod to that Eastern European tradition of instrumental fire infused with a modern club vibe.
Solo Settings is dazzlingly original music for solo trumpet in a variety of settings featuring eclectic grooves and percussion from around the world.