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Dan Wilensky

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Dan Wilensky was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and moved to Berkeley, California the following year. Music was in the air at the Wilensky house: every family member played at least one instrument, and family jam sessions were frequent. He began piano lessons at age 8, and saxophone at 9 after he attended a Duke Ellington Orchestra concert. Wilensky flourished in the superb Berkeley public school music program, and studied saxophone privately with BHS grad Steve Elson, and his teacher, Hal Stein, and classical piano with Julian White. As a teenager, he street played, performed with schoolmates Benny Green, Craig Handy, Paul Hanson and Steve Bernstein, gigged with local bands, won top honors in various competitions, performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival three times, and was a guest soloist with the Woody Herman Orchestra. When he was 17, Wilensky studied for a year with jazz legend Joe Henderson, and received a scholarship to the Eastman School of Music.

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All In All

Label: Polyglot Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: United We Stand; Christmas In Argentina; Seven Bees; Haleakala; Antonio; Another Summer; O Amor Se Foi; Democracy On The Rocks; Dig The Gist; Celestial Rendezvous; Soliloquy; While She Waits; Soon And Very Soon.

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Dan Wilensky: All In All

Read "All In All" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Saxophonist Dan Wilensky--who has played with everyone from Ray Charles to David Bowie to Jack McDuff-- offered up his take on some familiar pop tunes (The Beatles, The Youngbloods), a touch of George Gershwin and some Sammy Cahn on his 2018 offering, Good Music (Polyglot Music). Now it is (mostly) all Wilensky originals, the result of ...

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Album

Good Music

Label: Polyglot Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: 'S Wonderful; This Morning; And I Love Her; Slick; Say What You Really Mean; I Should Care; Country Mouse; Get Together; Sway; Jazz In The Park; Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehn.

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Dan Wilensky: Good Music

Read "Good Music" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


“There are only two kinds of music. Good Music and the other kind." So said Duke Ellington, and probably a whole bunch of other people. Good Music is saxophonist Dan Wilensky's examination of music for music's sake, his unpretentious “serving the music" recording. Seven of the eleven tunes are chordless trio affairs, bringing--as a ...

Album

Made In Portland

Label: Polyglot Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Sweet 16; I Wish You Love; Like Jack; What Is This Thing Called Love?; What'll I Do; Northwest State of Mind; Ancient Grace; Let's Talk; In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening; My Slice of Paradise; Bela Baby; Laughter In The Rain; Longhair.

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Dan Wilensky: Made In Portland

Read "Made In Portland" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Relocating is never easy, but it would seem that multi-reedist Dan Wilensky has acclimated quite well to the musical climate of Portland, Oregon since arriving there in 2012. The latest release from this man-of-many-talents puts him in close quarters with a collection of that city's finest musicians, a crew that's ready and eager to tackle Wilensky's ...

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Dan Wilensky: Made In Portland

Read "Made In Portland" reviewed by Edward Blanco


A Hollywood/TV industry musician who has performed on, or arranged for such programs as, The Today Show, David Letterman, The Tonight Show and several others, Portland-based composer and saxophonist Dan Wilensky is currently performing and teaching in Portland, from where he records his fifth album as leader on Made In Portland, offering eight fresh new originals ...

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