Boss Baritones

Gary Smulyan & Frank Basile

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Format: CD

Cat No: SCCD31963

PRE-ORDER: This item will be shipped with the aim to deliver on release day.

Release Date:  28 June 2024

Label:  SteepleChase

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  716043196326

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    The origin of this album goes back to Texas in the early '80s where young baritone student Frank Basile at North Texas University met for the first time his hero baritonist Gary Smulyan. Their friendship culminates here in a studio date in NJ in late 2023. "I was really just so happy to be there playing with him" declares Smulyan the mentor.

    "His passionate sound and fresh ideas make Alternative Contrafacts a set well worth picking up, particularly by straightahead jazz collectors." - S. Yanow, The New York City Jazz Record

    Gary Smulyan, Frank Basile: baritone saxophone
    Steve Ash: piano
    Mike Karn: bass
    Aaron Seeber: drums

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Oh Ghee
      • 2. I'll Never Be The Same
      • 3. Star Eyes
      • 4. Hey Lock
      • 5. Black Velvet
      • 6. Fifty-Six
      • 7. Land Of Dreams
      • 8. Byas A Drink
      • 9. Straight Ahead