Category Archive: Album Review

Sep 01 2016

Larry Dickson produces another excellent album

Cincinnati based baritone saxophonist, Larry Dickson sent us another album, . Much like the first one, this album has an excellent mix of songs. About half originals and a mix of standards, lesser known composers, and a Strayhorn-Ellington piece. The arrangements are very swinging and tasteful, the band’s playing and the recording quality is quite …

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Nov 22 2015

New CD from Larry Dickson

A reader and fellow baritone saxophonist, Larry Dickson, recently sent us a copy of his new album, “Second Springtime”. Larry seems to have a vast knowledge of the baritone saxophone and its various practitioners and it shows through the varied song selection on the album. There is everything from original music, to a Pepper Adams …

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Jul 18 2015

Brian Landrus features the deep end

Baritone saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Brian Landrus has recently released a new album titled “The Deep Below”. It features him on the low range of woodwinds, baritone sax, bass sax, bass clarinet and bass flute. This release comes shortly after Brian’s tie with Chris Cheek for Rising Star in the Downbeat Critic Polls.

Definitely an album worth …

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Feb 24 2015

New album from Glenn Wilson

Glenn Wilson is a long standing proponent of the baritone sax with multiple albums as a leader and an extensive discography He is adding onto his already impressive collection with a new quintet album titled, Timely. Its a live recording – It swings like crazy and has a really interesting line up of tunes. Check out …

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May 18 2014

New album from Adrian Barnett

Baritone saxophonist Adrian Barnett has released a new album called “It’s About Time”. Its got a lot great arrangements of original composition, mostly swinging but in a variety of different feels and approaches. And of course, lots of great solo work on the baritone.

With him are also a few other horn players, alto/tenor, trumpet …

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Sep 26 2013

New album from Ryan Middagh

Saxophonist and transcription contributor, Ryan Middagh has a new album out which features him on the baritone saxophone as well as well known saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck, Dave Matthews) and his drummer Tom Giampietro.

The title is “Colorado Brew”, an homage to the huge selection of wonderful craft beers to come from that state.

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Aug 17 2013

New album from baritone saxophonist, Charles Evans!

Charles Evans’ last album garnered a rare 5 star review from DownBeat magazine. His newest album looks to be no less impressive. It features Charles along with fellow saxophonist Dave Liebman.

To celebrate the new release there is a CD release party at ShapeShifterLab in Brooklyn.

Be sure to check out this new album, and …

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Feb 27 2013

Metal Bari or Bari Metal?

If you ever have a hankering for the baritone saxophone in a bit of a denser more rock oriented setting, here is your fix. Morphine (Dana Colley) is just dandy, but if sometimes you need something with just a little more.. power, here you go.

Saxophonist Matt Rippetoe’s new album “Willamette” prominantly features himself on …

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Nov 18 2012

New releases from the baritone community!

Baritone saxophonists often find difficulty in escaping the paradigm that the only place for them is anchoring a big band. So for baritone saxophonists with ambitions of improvisation and making creative music in a small group setting they often must set out and create groups and recordings for themselves. We are happy to announce two …

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Jun 10 2012

Glenn Wilson’s new project

Glenn Wilson has a fantastic new CD out. It features the music of the Late Thomas Chapin (a fantastic wind instrumentalist, and baritone saxophonist as well).

You can listen to samples and get it on CDBaby, or head over to Glenn’s website to find out more about it. The arrangements are incredibly well written and performed, and …

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