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!!
….and wouldn’t you know it, the day we post “Let it Snow” Salt Lake City gets its first major snow storm of the season.
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)