On November 25th Sheryl Laukat (Cannonball CEO) came into work and said, “I’d like to send a Christmas gift out to all of our Cannonball family.” Her idea was to record an original arrangement of a Christmas song that would spread the joy of this season to our Cannonball fans.
We immediately put in a phone call to Vince Norman to see what he could whip up. Vince is a Cannonball endorser and very talented composer. He didn’t only come up with one song, but TWO in just 3 days. They were both so wonderful (thank you Vince) we had to record both of them to share with you.
So, on December 5, 2015 we spent 3 hours filming our Christmas card. The first is a wonderful contemporary R&B arrangement of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” We woke up to over a foot of snow here today, so the second song – a swinging up tempo version of “Let it Snow” – is perfectly appropriate! We hope these songs brighten your Holiday season.
Merry Christmas to all our friends, dealers, artists, Cannonball players … our CANNONBALL FAMILY!!
Instruments used on these recordings:
- Tevis Laukat – Big Bell Stone Series Curved Soprano – Black Nickel Body, Gold Lacquer Keys (SC5-BL) & Big Bell Stone Series Alto – Silver plated (A5-S)
- Randal Clark – Vintage Reborn Series Alto – Dark Amber Lacquer (AVR-L)
- Ryan Lillywhite – Big Bell Stone Series Tenor – Iced Black Nickel (T5-B Ice B “Raven”)
- Daron Bradford – Big Bell Stone Series Baritone – Unlacquered (B5 “Mad Meg”)
- Howard Summers – Artist Series Bb Trumpet (42-S)
- Seretta Hart – Artist Series Bb Trumpet (42-S)