If you can’t get enough of the baritone saxophone, Ralph A. Miriello has gone to lengths to see that your obsession is addressed if not satisfied. On his Notes On Jazz blog, Mr. Miriello (pictured) has assembled videos and audio recordings by twenty-five players of the baritone. He starts with Harry Carney, whom he quite rightly describes as “the master” of the instrument, and includes Serge Chaloff, Gerry Mulligan, Cecil Payne, Lars Gullin, Nick Brignola, Sahib Shihab, Ronnie Cuber, Gary Smulyan and—among the relative newcomers—Mats Gustaffson, Jason Marshall and Brian Landrus. It is quite a parade. To watch and hear it, carve out at least an hour and go here.
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