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 new such ventures from the baritone saxophone community.
The first is a new album co-led by Aaron Lington, from the BiCoastal collective titled Chapter Three.
“Sparkling solos in a decidedly post-bop setting. The music throughout this enjoyable CD keeps revealing new facets with each hearing.” –All Music Guide
The next album comes from baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage. This is Shirantha’s second CD as leader, entitled “Identity”. It features a set of his original compositions on baritone sax (and a special bonus track on bass clarinet), with a stellar group of musicians from Toronto and New York.
Please visit his site (www.shiranthabeddage.com) for more information and sound samples from the CD. Physical copies are currently available, and Itunes and other online distribution will be up in a few weeks.