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Four Others reignite memories of Woody Herman's Four Brothers Howard Reich Arts critic ct-live-0402-four-brothers-20110401 Fasten your seat belt. The four saxophonists who are holding forth at the Jazz Showcase this week understand their power...They
It may not approach the freak-show proportions of the bass saxophone Adrian Rollini popularized in the 1920s, but the baritone is still an impressive beast, one that has frequently been employed as much for its visual impact as for the notes it
Point being that no matter how many years you spend listening to this music, you will never run out of artists and recordings to dig. The sheer volume of jazz greatness that was created, particularly in the fertile 1940s and 1950s, is extraordinary.
Tenor saxophonist and arranger-composer Al Cohn wrote The Goof and I in late 1946 or early 1947. The title of the bebop melody with I Got Rhythm sensibilities and On Moonlight Bay overtones was named for baritone saxophonist Harvey Lavine [pictured],