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Dave Schumacher: Endangered Species

Read "Endangered Species" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Back in the beginning there was Gerry Mulligan; or maybe it was Pepper Adams. We're talking baritone saxophone here, of course, especially as a lead instrument. It's still not a horn you often hear out front, regrettably. But with his Summit Records debut, Endangered Species, Dave Schumacher does his part to remedy the situation.

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David Schumacher: Endangered Species

Read "Endangered Species" reviewed by Jim Santella

As the spice of life, variety plays a major role in David Schumacher's Summit debut. The baritone saxophonist enjoys a hearty organ combo ambience, along with tracks dedicated to Latin jazz, blues, straight-ahead jazz, and even a little hip-hop. His organ combos give the session a contemporary spirit that flows from tradition and remains timeless today.

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Nickodemus: Endangered Species

Read "Endangered Species" reviewed by Michael McCaw

With the burgeoning guitar rock of the sixties, kids growing up found heroes who played an instrument that could be easily mass manufactured for a relatively small amount of money. And over the next couple of decades, the guitar became the icon of new music in America, eventually becoming the most widely purchased musical instrument.

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Herring/Lavitz/Hayward/Gradney: Endangered Species

Read "Endangered Species" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

A new breed of jam band, combining the outward-looking aesthetic of the Grateful Dead with the Southern-fried funk of Little Feat. Herring and Lavitz, members of the Dead-tribute collective Jazz Is Dead, met up with the Feat's rhythm section for an edgy, exciting session that stands with the best of Tone Center's releases so far.

This ...

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Herring/Lavitz/Hayward/Gradney: Endangered Species

Read "Endangered Species" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

A new breed of jam band, combining the outward-looking aesthetic of the Grateful Dead with the Southern-fried funk of Little Feat. Herring and Lavitz, members of the Dead-tribute collective Jazz Is Dead, met up with the Feat's rhythm section for an edgy, exciting session that stands with the best of Tone Center's releases so far.

This ...