At War with Nature
Vinnie Santino brings together some of Los Angeles' top jazz musicians to hammer out his original jazz compositions. The first track actually features every member of Sam Butera's band. This is the only professional recording of this band in existence. Other tracks feature members of Royal Crown Revue, The Brian Setzer Orchestra and Ellis Marsalis' band. Trumpeter Lee Thornburg of the Tonight Show band is featured on half the album while Scott Steen of the Bette Midler orchestra tears up the other half. Bassist Lyman Medeiros takes a vacation from backing the pedestrian sounds of Steve Tyrell and Michael Buble' to break free and rip down some of the hottest bass lines and solos you've ever heard. Not for the faint of heart. These tunes are aggressive, intense and edgy. A powerful rhythm section supports some burning solos performed masterfully by some of the best in the jazz scene.