Hip To The Blues published by Santorella Publications is a series of 22 jazz duets that combine the best elements of education, playability and musical fun. These lyrical melodies are unique to the industry. The CD is recorded in a "music minus one" fashion with the duet being played in entirety (both parts) if your stereo is evenly balanced. Move the balance to right or left channel to isolate the top or bottom (1st or 2nd) part and play along with Chris Tedesco, one of the best studio trumpet players in Los Angeles today. Originally written for trumpet, so this is where it all began. Get ready to enjoy these "Hip" Lee West "Blues" titles; Foolin' Blues - Working Man's Blues - Too Blue to Cry - Sittin' Back - Floppy Dog Blues - Can't Decide - Makin' Your Acquaintance - 8th Street Shuffle - Avenue Blue - Flamingo Way - Everything's Blue - Tom Cat Talk - Tongue in Cheek - Impromptu Blues - Old Shoe Blues - Minor Difficulties - Ain't No Stoppin' - Hip to the Blues (Take #1) - Blue Wind - Blue Zambu - Under Your Spell - Baroque In Blue. About Chris Tedesco: Chris Tedesco has distinguished himself as a soloist, chamber artist, orchestral & commercial trumpeter in Los Angeles for over 20 years. His early classical training included studies with Chuck Lirette of the Buffalo Philharmonic and college training with Gilbert Johnson, (former principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Philharmonic) at the University of Miami in Florida. Chris Tedesco's road travels included concert tours with the Glenn Miller Band, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, but it was Cruise Ships that brought him to Los Angeles in 1987. Chris Tedesco can be heard on the movie soundtracks of Finding Nemo, Road to Perdition, Boat Trip, The Mexican, Best in Show, Ring of Fire, After the Storm, Durango Kids, Winchell, Absolute Power, Star Trek - First Contact, Nixon, Stonebrook, Heaven and Earth, Cool World and Lorenzo's Oil. On the small screen you can hear his solo Trumpet on the theme to the hit TV show "The District" along with many national TV commercials. Chris Tedesco has recorded with Joe Cocker, Natalie Merchant, Ellis Hall, Royal Crown Revue, Pat Boone, Cher, Brian Setzer, Dwight Yoakum, Juan Carlos Quintero, Thom Rotella, Jump with Joey, Leslie Paula, Boom Shaka and for The Disney Afternoon. For more information about Chris Tedesco visit: www.christedesco.com.