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George Braith, a legend in the field of modern progressive jazz, commands an uncanny and absolutely phenomenal knowledge and use of harmonics, rarely evidenced in modern jazz music today. As described by Chris Kelsey, in Jazz Times, his Braithophone chops are developed, and his lines are long, and graceful. His tenor work is lithe, melodic and unpredictable in the best sense. Braith's playing is a study in wisdom and authenticity. George Braith is an inventor who has created the Braithophone, an instrument that blends two saxophones (soprano and alto) and Boptronics which is "the conjunction of improvisational jazz and the use of electronic virtual instruments." George Braith is a Blue Note artist and when you hear his Blue Note releases you will be struck by the originality of his approach

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums

Read "Blue Note Records: Lost In Space: 20 Overlooked Classic Albums" reviewed by Chris May


For anyone with a passion for Blue Note, it is hard to conceive of an album that has been “overlooked," let alone twenty of them. For connoisseurs of the most influential label in jazz history, the passion can be all consuming: if a dedicated collector does not have all the albums (yet), he or she will ...

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Article: My Blue Note Obsession

George Braith: The Complete Blue Note Sessions - 1963-64

Read "George Braith: The Complete Blue Note Sessions - 1963-64" reviewed by Marc Davis


Playing two saxophones at once is a gimmick, and not a very good one. It can be done, and maybe if your name is Rahsaan Roland Kirk, you can even sell a few records doing it. But it's not a great artistic achievement, and the sound you get is mostly tinny and obnoxious. Which ...

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Article: Book Review

Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz

Read "Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Uncompromising Expression:75 Years of the Finest in Jazz Richard Havers 400 pages ISBN: # 978-1-4521-4144-2 Chronicle Books 2014 It's probably still a bit of an understatement to suggest that Blue Note Records has become one of the most iconic labels associated with recorded jazz. Now in its 75th year, ...

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Article: Big Jazz Nerd

George's Braithophone

Read "George's Braithophone" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Big Jazz Nerd, Whatever happened to George Braith? I remember listening to him play on the street in NYC decades ago. Is he still playing? Roger Sales, Darien, Connecticut Roger: Yes, George Braith is still making music at age 67. His home base is in ...

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Article: Album Review

George Braith: The Complete Blue Note Sessions

Read "The Complete Blue Note Sessions" reviewed by David Adler


George Braith is not as widely known as Roland Kirk, but he too made indisputably musical sounds playing two horns simultaneously. He in fact played one of Kirk’s signature instruments, the stritch (a type of straight alto), often in tandem with the soprano. This Blue Note reissue combines the three albums Braith made for the label ...

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Musart

Label: JJ-Tracks
Released: 1967

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Collage / Cantelope Woman

Label: JJ-Tracks
Released: 1966

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Collage

Label: JJ-Tracks
Released: 1966


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