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AJ Kluth

AJ Kluth is a Chicago based saxophonist/composer/educator enjoying the freelancing musician's life in the Midwest while continuing to pursue further academic ventures. Apart from his interest in music, AJ has been nursing abiding passions for literature, philosophy, theology, metaphysics - the list grows more and more pretentious. His book of transcriptions of solos by saxophonist Chris Potter (2007) has been warmly embraced by the jazz community. 2009 saw him signed to Seattle jazz label OA2 Records and the subsequent release of his quintet's album "Twice Now". He's also trying to figure out how bicycles work


I Am Wearing a Velvet Jacket

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 0
Duration: 7:49

Twice Now

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2009


The State of the Tenor 2009: AJ Kluth and Ricky Sweum

Read "The State of the Tenor 2009: AJ Kluth and Ricky Sweum" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Saxophonists AJ Kluth and Ricky Sweum look more like the backfield from Friday Night Lights than they do jazz musicians. But jazz musicians they are, playing what may be heard as the logical, evolutionary result of post-bop: a dry ice eutectoid of smooth, free, avant-garde, cool and modal jazz. Their music is characterized by open composition ...


A Time, Times, and Half a Time

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2009
Duration: 8:04


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