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Gary Smulyan: Smul's Paradise

Read "Smul's Paradise" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'incontro tra un sax baritono e una ritmica costituita da un trio con organo Hammond, chitarra e batteria ha dell'insolito. Inconsueto è, di conseguenza, il risultato timbrico. Proprio il suono scuro, temperato dalle escursioni al registro acuto della chitarra, è l'elemento più sperimentale di un disco che, per il resto, è dichiaratamente e felicemente di genere. Gary Smulyan ...

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Gary Smulyan: Smul's Paradise

Read "Smul's Paradise" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While the tenor saxophone is no stranger to organ group gatherings, its big brother rarely comes to the party. It's hard to say whether a lack of interest amongst baritone saxophonists, insufficient opportunities for such combinations, or a paucity of players capable of pulling it off is responsible for this issue, but Gary Smulyan won't stand ...

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Gary Smulyan: Smul's Paradise

Read "Smul's Paradise" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Recognized as one of the premiere baritone saxophonist in jazz today, Gary Smulyan has long had an affinity for the classic jazz organ trios and on Smul's Paradise he finally pays tribute to the format joining forces with Mike LeDonne, a master of the Hammond B3 organ. Not since saxophonist Ronnie Cuber performed with Lonnie Smith ...

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Gary Smulyan: Smul's Paradise

Read "Smul's Paradise" reviewed by Larry Taylor

A baritone saxophonist leading an organ trio is certainly a rarity; the results of Gary Smulyan's Smul's Paradise is, in sixties hip, a “gas." This slang seems especially appropriate here because the CD pays tribute to an often-overlooked organist, Don Patterson, who came on the scene in that decade. Fronting a quartet behind his big bari, ...