Randy Sandke: Press
Today Sandke has become one of the most eclectic figures on the jazz scene. He’s steeped in early jazz, and a true scholar of the work of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke, but Sandke is equally committed to creating his own challenging music, both as instrumentalist and composer.
In an era of clones, Sandke’s individuality is most welcome.
One of the best trumpet players around.
Sandke can play virtually any jazz idiom.
New York Times
Randy Sandke is truly among today’s finest trumpeters, classical, jazz or otherwise.
Jazz Trumpet Journal
Randy’s playing reinforced my opinion that he is one of the finest all-round trumpeters on the current scene.
Jazz Journal International
His solos are like mini-works of art, effortlessly constructed seemingly at will. In short, he has it all – tone, range, limitless imagination, and above all, taste – a trait which seems to elude many jazz trumpeters.
The Jazz Loft
Sandke’s work throughout is proudly emphatic and full-bodied, his solos buoyant and creatively crafted.
Newark Star Ledger
Leader Randy Sandke is one of the best trumpeters around. With great tone and chops, he swings hard and clean, and also delivers a beautiful ballad.
All About Jazz
Trumpeter Randy Sandke is the epitome of an artist of robust conception. To this he applies crystalline tones, brawny phrasing and fiery, fleet articulation that pumped pungent power into everything he did.
Apart from being an outstanding trumpeter, composer and orchestrator, Randy Sandke is one of classic jazz’s most enterprising researchers,
Rough Guide to Jazz
Like Marsalis, Sandke is a consummate trumpeter, equally comfortable in jazz and classical settings, with both the talents to push the envelopes to new limits.
Sandke can blow rings around any trumpeter alive.
Jazz Beat Forum