As mentioned previously, Baritonist Paul Nedzela is releasing his debut album as a leader. Today, July 12th in fact.
The album is simply titled, “Introducing Paul Nedzela”, and he’s brought in a great group of musicians to support him.
Paul was a student of the late Joe Temperley, and now holds the baritone chair in Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. In this author’s opinion, Paul is one of the best baritone saxophonists out there. He gets some solo opportunities in the LJCO, but its great to see him have a chance to really showcase his writing, blowing and small group work.
I’ve only made it through the whole album once, but rest assured its going to stay in rotation. Paul has a beautiful sound, unique to him, but clearly influenced by the baritone greats.
Use the links below to check out Paul’s album.