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Tony Saunders / Press

“I am pleased to have known you at the beginning of your journey with the bass and pleased to know you as you continue along the path. "Bigger Than Outside" is real smooth and nice to listen to.”

Chuck Rainey - World Renowned Bassist

“The first thing you notice about Tony Saunders' new release "Romancing The Bass" is the big, bright, bold, happy smile on Tony's face on the c.d. cover...pure joy! That's the same smile that will be all over your face as you listen to Tony's music! Smooth, soulful, jazzy, creative and original. These are words that describe both Tony and his music and this album captures it all perfectly. The production quality is first rate, Tony's supporting cast of San Francisco Bay Area talent is top notch, and the songs are 'radio ready'. "Romancing The Bass" will win you over, heart and soul!”

Rob Singleton - KJZY

"Bigger Than Outside" is a slow-roll soul tune that tests the boundaries of bass playing as we know it in the world

Jake Feinberg - KJLL 1330 The Jolt, Tucson, AZ

“An old musicians' joke, "The best way to get warring couples to talk is to have them try to sit through a bass solo". Unfortunately for marriage counselors, but fortunately for music lovers, Saunders seamlessly integrates his tasteful bass work into the smooth jazz ensemble that glides effortlessly through this baker's dozen of romantic songs. The son of keyboard legend Merl Saunders, he highlights the instrumental "Song for My Dad," with a piano solo by his late father. Emulating the producing style of Quincy Jones,he assembled an impressive roster of top Bay Area musicians to lay down velvety instrumental tracks for a host of singers, including Grammy winner Tony Lindsay of the band Santana. Lindsay sings "Tender Loving," a lovely ballad that avoids becoming overly sweet thanks to a rap interlude by Pointer Sisters' nephew Thiyane Pointer. On "Bigger Than Outside," his bass carries the melody of a tune that's captivating enough that it defies anyone to talk while it's playing.”

“TONY SAUNDERS Romancing the Bass San Francisco Records From the talented, creative San Francisco Bay Area jazz community comes a very impressive collection of Smooth Jazz music from two-time Emmy winner and premier bass guitarist, Tony Saunders. ROMANCING THE BASS is exactly that, a musical love affair between a man and his instrument. The man… son of keyboard legend Merle Saunders… has recorded with some of the best of the best (Clapton, Wonder, Ringo, and CSN just for starters). This is Tony’s third release, and in the tradition of the great Quincy Jones productions, is filled with melodic, accessible instrumental and vocal gems just waiting for appreciative ears like yours and mine, and the resulting extensive radio airplay that is sure to follow. From the sure-fire hit first single, “Bigger Than Outside” to the incredibly beautiful “Tender Loving,” featuring Tony Lindsay and Thiyane Pointer, this is a first-class, World-class album! ~SCOTT O'BRIEN”