A baritone saxophonist who plays like Bird? And harvests more than a half-dozen Grammy
awards in the process? That seeming contradiction characterizes the great successes of Gary Smulyan, one of today's most in-demand jazz performers, educators, and recording artists.
AAJ Contributor Edward Bride spoke with Smulyan recently, and the saxophonist provides insight into his unique sound and approach, one less inspired by the great baritonists and more by alto legends like Charlie Parker
and Phil Woods
Check out Gary Smulyan: Low Man Aims High at AAJ today!