??Some jazz fanatics insist that it is not really jazz unless it is live and uncut. That is why The Original Wildcat Jass Band's newest release, LIVE, is long overdue. Well established as masters of the recording studio, this time around the Wildcats present their unique talent in it's purest form, live! Recording engineer master, Jack Miller, has captured the essence of the Wildcats' amazing improvisational skills at the Arizona Classic Jazz Festival held in November 2009. Their fourth album includes a mixture of fan favorites from earlier studio recordings as well as several new songs from the Wildcat repertoire. In this newest effort, trumpet man Jason Carder shows why many consider him to be "the best jazz trumpet player of his generation." As always the amazing Dr. Kelland Thomas is Jason's willing accomplice on soprano sax with the incomparable Rob Boone rounding out the front line on trombone. The rhythm section, anchored by Ray Templin on drums and piano, Dr. Kelly Thomas on tuba, and Rob Wright on banjo, is solid as ever. The Wildcats will have you tapping your toes and singing along in no time flat! So pop the CD in your favorite player, turn up the volume and hang on tight as you experience The Original Wildcat Jass Band, Live!