Check out this excellent featurette on baritone saxophonist, Gary Smulyan:
Jonah has really developed a unique style of music with solo baritone saxophone and digital effects and/or pedals. Check out this video, includes playing and interviewing.
So what’s more impressive, the tunes or the moves?
The band is TOO MANY ZOOZ. You can get their music online here. Leo P on the baritone. Check out some of the crazy articulation, not to mention doing all that while dancing.
Fred Ho, adventurous and trail blazing baritone saxophonist has passed on after facing cancer for several years.
Claire Daly’s Mary Joyce project is full of great music, and an incredible back story to boot.
“Saxophonist Claire Daly has always been a true original and, as it turns out, part of that is in her DNA. Mary Joyce Project: Nothing To Lose is a musical/genealogical journey through the life of Daly’s father’s first cousin, Mary Joyce, who lived her life the way she wanted to, rather than succumbing to societal expectations for women during the ’30s and beyond. As the press materials note, “She satisfied a restless and courageous spirit with a wide range of adventurous exploits—Hollywood actress, nurse, stewardess, bush pilot, and bar owner. She was the first non-native Alaskan to dogsled the 1000 mile run between Juneau and Fairbanks (in 1936), the first ham radio operator in the Alaskan Territories, and the only woman to run supplies for the Allies by dogsled in World War II.” ”
Read the rest of the description on AllAboutJazz.com
And check out a live performance of the music:
How about 4 of them?
Check this video out:
Two baritone saxophonists in a major TV commercial? Yes, please! Although to be fair neither Frank Basile or Jason Marshall is playing baritone. We’ll take it anyways. We’re not sure which is more shocking, Frank at the piano or his mustache!
While we’re talking about TV commercials, have you seen Howard Johnson’s Miller Lite commercial?