One of the most recognizable tenor saxophonists over the last 20 years, Lenny Pickett turned heads working in the original Tower of Power horn section. In 1985, he joined the Saturday Night Live band and since 1995, he has been the band's musical director. Over the years, Lenny has became a sought after session player recording with a variety of jazz artists as well as popular artists such as David Bowie, Elton John and the Talking Heads. He also serves on the NYU Jazz Studies faculty. On this episode, Lenny takes us back on his journey as a young musician living in Berkeley, California and shares his introduction into the music of John Coltrane.
Excerpts featured in this episodes: Tunji," Offering," Big Nick," Too Young To Go Steady," Expression" and Out Of This World."
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