Larry Gales, “Straight No Chaser” solo

Branford Marsalis, “In The Crease” solo

Mulgrew Miller, “Thinkin’ Out Loud” solo

Horace Silver, “Shirl”

Horace Silver, “Blue Silver” solo

Barry Harris, “Moose The Mooch” solo

Five Fingers Of Fury, Kenny Kirkland “Black Nile” solo

Elvin Jones, Carla Bley, Dizzy Gillespie, Jeff Watts, Charles Fambrough, Chico Freeman, the Marsalis brothers, Angela Bofill, Youssou N’Dour, Sting, Kenny Garrett, … the list goes on and on. the quality and variety of the above artists, all of who were associated professionally with Kirkland is a testament to his

Joe Henderson, “Joshua” solo

I can still remember the first time i heard Joe Henderson’s playing. Some 20 years ago when i was a college student living in a dormitory, i was in my room listening to some music. i won’t mention what it was- i’ll just say that it was music that many

Maceo Parker, “Mother Popcorn” solo

Maceo Parker set the template for modern funk saxophone. if you listen to anyone who came up with him and after him- David Sanborn, Grover Washington, Arthur Blythe, the late Michael Brecker, Kenny Garrett, etc.- you’ll hear his substantial influence in their sound, phrasing and melodic choices. Parker’s story is

Ralph Moore, “Skylark” solo

Tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore always impresses with his rock solid technique, a darkly brilliant sound and consistently inventive improvising. i’ve been a big fan of Moore since hearing his session, Images featuring trumpeter Terence Blanchard and pianist Benny Green. with his rendering of “Skylark” from his Savoy recording, Who Is

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