This CD is an audio time capsule of an era long past,
a compilation of the first albums of Paul Cacia. From the good old bad old days when Rock, Pop, R & B and Disco were king, oh would we love to go back.
No big band here - a pop/rock format with the soaring trumpet of Paul Cacia, that never denies satisfaction.
This versatile trumpet player delivers a crisply executed Jazz/Pop performance. Cacia's trumpet work excites us with a high soaring intensity and mastery of a Maynard Ferguson.
Displaying the flexibility to perform flashing, sizzling, upbeat numbers as well as effectively covering the sensitive laid back ballads. Janine Cameo also adds with her marvelous sultry voice.
Cashbox Magazine July 2, 1977
Paul Cacia ...
is recognized throughout the world and has already earned his place alongside the other legendary names in trumpet history. He is among the youngest and most renowned protégé's to master teacher Claude Gordon and Cat Anderson. His early talents were acknowledged by jazz greats Louie Bellson, Don Ellis and Stan Kenton, his professional career began as 1st trumpet to Ray Anthony and the great Al Hirt Big Band in New Orleans. Signed to his first recording contract at age 21, he opened before 60,000 people with the rock group "Chicago". He also recorded with Tito Puente and Stevie Wonder, and led the powerful horn section of the Buddy Miles Express in San Francisco. His diverse career includes 7 world-class studio albums featuring his soaring unique trademark trumpet sound. Leaving Los Angeles after a quarter of a century, as a studio musician his credentials include the winter "Olympic Fanfare's" for Bill Conti, to "Highway To Heaven" for David Rose. As an orchestra leader for more than 25 years, many jazz legends have appeared in concert, and or, recorded for Paul Cacia among them: Anita O'day, Marshall Royal, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Lee Konitz, June Christy, Laurindo Almieda, Shelly Manne, Conte Candoli, Bill Watrous, Maria Muldaur, Morgan Brittany, Herb Jefferies, Paula Kelly Jr. and The Modernaires, Louie Bellson, Al Viola, Chuck Findley, Pete Candoli, Conti Candoli, Shorty Rogers, Sammy Nestico, William Russo and Pete Rugolo, et al...