That time Fred Goodman likened the bari sax to the fat girl at the school dance

A few weeks back I was lucky enough to find a Pepper Adams LP for a buck at my local record store. It's pretty solid. After I put it on the felt I read the liner notes, written by Fred Goodman, who wrote for Cash Box magazine, which I had never heard of. Then in …

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Overlooked in 2012: Jonah Parzen-Johnson’s Michiana

Jonah Parzen-Johnson's solo baritone saxophone album Michiana counts among many of the excellent albums that were overlooked last year.   While I did see a handful of reviews online, I didn't notice a whole lot of recognition in terms of more reviews, making it onto best of lists, mentions on the blogosphere, etc., for an album which …

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Two Killer Bari Sax Albums from Claire Daly and Gary Smulyan

As a saxophonist who primarily plays the baritone I am always on the lookout for great bari players and recordings.  Two of my favorite bari players (Claire Daly and Gary Smulyan) have relatively new albums out.  These excellent new albums will not only appeal to bari-philes such as myself, but to fans of the artists …

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