C h a r l i e  C a r a n i c a s

Charlie Caranicas' most recent CD is entitled "Move Over" -- a duet project with the wonderful stride pianist Tom Roberts featuring music from the first half of the 20th Century, including music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and others. cd cover
"This is a very special recital, in terms of program (varied and often surprising) and execution (consistently superb). You're in for a refreshingly original treat!"
Dan Morgenstern, Director, Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University and 2007 NEA Jazz Master

"These classy musicians and their profound knowledge of classic Jazz has led to this major addition to the small discography of piano/trumpet duets in jazz."
Phil Schaap,Curator, Jazz at Lincoln Center

"Move Over is "a superb album of duets. . . Caranicas-Roberts may well become a historic trumpet-piano duo based on this recording."
Will Shapira, Mississippi Rag, January 2008.

"This is my favorite new album -- a must have for your library. I absolutely love it."
Maryann Sullivan, The Jazz Connection, Minnesota Public Radio.

Hear Charlie's interview with Maryann Sullivan

"There's nothing not to like." Move Over offers "variety and clean, inventive musicianship . . . wonderful stride piano work . . . lyrical piano work . . . exuberant [and] characteristically expressive trumpet . . . One can almost hear the words in the trumpet's voice."
Dick Parker, Twin Cities Jazz Society's Jazz Notes, February, 2008.

"Very nice treatments of some old-time favorites."
Eric Cohen, WAER Radio, Syracuse, NY

"Excellent work by both Charlie and Tom. . . Listeners are responding."
Ken Rebec, WUCF Radio, Orlando, FL

"Thoroughly enjoyable."
Lenny Mazel, KCME Radio, Colorado Springs, CO

"Move Over" was produced by Black Knight Records and can be purchased at:
biography reviews contact home