I will be putting the audio broadcast bumpers from the Suzanne Somers show on the website as I find and edit them. By “Bumpers” as we call them in Television I mean music coming in and out of commercial breaks in the TV studio at Universal Studios. Suzanne gave me carte blanche musically and I ran with the ball. We were getting standing ovations in the studio at Universal Studios as people never heard music like this on network Television. I played everything from swing to Brazilian, Ballads, R&B and “Be Bop” like this cut on “I Got Rhythm” just like i would do on a jazz gig. Everything had to be timed perfectly to the second and I learned the knack of creating and playing while wearing an ear piece with the director talking in my ear and counting down to come out of commercial breaks which is what was happening during this cut. It’s like “compartmenting” your mind and multi – tasking one part for bandleading at a very intense precise level because of Television and the other for pure creativity all at the same time ! I got to like it once I got it down and it became a challenge and fun ! And by the way since any downtime or mistakes cost $50,000 per hour there was extra “incentive” to get it right the first time !!!
I got Rhythm :
Sidewinder type groove :
Lady Be Good :
7 Steps To Heaven :
I thought About You :
This was early morning and we had some down time. Suzanne and the director asked me to “warm up” the audience . If i remember she was sitting on the stage and got into what i was doing as you can hear !! Great times !!
Trumpet Groove :
TV Show Funk :
TV Show # 1032
TV Show “Lady Be Good”
Suzanne and I had a special rapport or simpatico as he husband called it. This was a song we were running down on the set at Universal Studios off the cuff. I love her gentle aesthetic approach to ballads.
My One and Only Love :
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