“Cheerin’ Up the Universe,” New CD by Trumpeter/Vocalist Bob Merrill, Due for September 4 Release by Accurate Records

On his fourth CD as a leader, charismatic trumpeter/vocalist Bob Merrill assembled a stellar crew of jazz players–including keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist Drew Zingg–with whom he happens to share deep musical friendships. Merrill’s task of cheerin’ up the universe is reflected and supported by his choice of joyful repertoire, performed throughout with real jazz […]

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