Jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis takes a break from his duties as Music Director of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band to record a satiny, swinging DVD that celebrates the old and the new, with support from a hand-picked fourteen-piece jazz orchestra. Fans familiar with Mr. Faddis' storming, take-no-prisoners style will find Remembrances a revelation. Leading with Duke Ellington's timeless "Sophisticated Lady," Mr. Faddis plays pretty for the people. Conductor Carlos Franzetti has arranged the ten selections with emphasis on the saxes and winds, resulting in a lush, glowing sound recalling the urbanity of Count Basie's glory days. With featured players David Hazeltine on piano and Paquito D'Rivera on alto sax & clarinets and Co. swing and strut through compositions by John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Dave and Iola Brubeck. Recorded live to two-track using DVD 96kHz/24-bit technology.