(Nicki Parrott Trio and The EarRegualrs)
In cornetist WARREN VACHÉ, jazz has found a creator whose prodigious, hard-earned skills enable him to craft swinging performances of beauty, emotion and surprise. Sometimes narrowly classified as a swing musician, the cornetist regularly defies this or other labels. In the liner notes for Vaché's album Easy Going, Peter Straub wrote, "Here Warren has located himself firmly in that most immediately satisfying of jazz territories, where (in trumpet terms) Bunny Berigan shakes hands with Clifford Brown." Having played in a variety of settings, including polka bands, Dixieland bands, big dance bands, Broadway pit bands, small jazz groups, and large freewheeling combos, it is in the latter setting that he has earned his worldwide reputation.