George Haslam, Baritone Sax and Tarogato, born in Preston, England, 22 February 1939.Voted 19th All Time World Greatest Baritone Saxist in Japanese Encyclopaedia of Jazz. Led first British jazz group to play Cuba 1986, first British Jazzman to play Argentina 1989.Reknowned for his jazz adventures from Patagonia to Lapland, Vancouver to Hong Kong.See photos on: http://georgehaslamgallery.blogspot.comFounded SLAM CD label 1989, please see: http://slamproductions.netWorked with Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy, Borah Bergman, Charlie Mariano, Bobby Carcasses, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Paul Rutherford, Elton Dean, Joachim Kuhn, Howard Riley, Laszlo Gardony, Arturo Sandoval etc.Haslam's international tours have taken in Argentina, USA, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, China, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, Mexico, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Estonia, Latvia, Yugoslavia ~ including some of the world's most important Jazz Festivals in Havana, Buenos Aires, Prague, Hong Kong, Guanajuato, Kiev, Budapest and across Finland.Back home in the UK he has made several broadcasts for national radio BBC and many local radio and TV spots. Across the country he has played most major jazz venues and many festivals including London, Glasgow, Belfast, Oxford, Bracknell, Marlborough, WOMAD etc.
One of the few really free spirits of British jazz, baritone saxman George Haslam. JAZZ Review, UK August 2005
Five tracks of top-flight improvisation confirm that British baritone saxophonist George Haslam is one of the mainstays of his instrument; Ken Waxman, Jazz Week, Canada
“On baritone Haslam is a great awesome force. Why has George Haslam never gotten his due? He's one of the outstanding improvisors of our age." Cadence,USA
“Pretty much anything that George Haslam plays on is guaranteed to be worth listening to and this is no exception.” Jazz Views UK
“George Haslam is one of the most interesting bari sax players to go beyond traditional stylings and explore the low range of the free.” Beyond Coltrane