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Gary Smulyan on WGXC Thursday

Jan 24, 2012 12:38 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="206" caption="Joe Temperly and Gary Smulyan, from Wikipedia."][/caption]Host Cheryl K. interviews baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan this Thursday, Jan, 26 from 7-9:30 p.m. on "The Jazz Disturbance." Smulyan has long been recognized as a major voice on baritone saxophone. Winner of the 2011 "DownBeat" Critics Poll and "Jazz Times" Readers and Critics Polls for baritone saxophone, Smulyan is known for his aggressive rhythmic sense, intelligent and creative harmonic vocabulary, and a strong and incisive wit. He's been a member of Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd, and was part of the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra under the direction of the late Bob Brookmeyer, as well as the Mingus Big Band and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. He currently performs with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Joe Lovano's Nonet, the Dave Holland Octet as well as Big Band, as well as George Coleman's Octet and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band.