Notes and Editorial Reviews
1. Soul Station
2. Speak No Evil
4. After the Rain
5. Dust Kicker, The
6. Monk's Hat
8. Face I Love, The
9. Point of Many Returns
10. Voice of the Saxphone, The
Personnel includes: Don Braden (tenor saxophone); Vincent Herring (alto saxophone, flute); Hamiet Bluiett (baritone saxophone, clarinet, contra-bass clarinet); Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn); Frank Lacy (trombone); Darrell Grant, George Colligan (piano); Cecil Brooks III (drums); Jimmy Delgado (congas); Bill Cosby (percussion).
Includes liner notes by Benny Golson.
Personnel: Don Braden (flute, tenor saxophone); Vincent
Herring (flute, alto saxophone); Hamiet Bluiett (clarinet, contrabass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn); Frank Lacy (trombone); Darrell Grant (piano); Dwayne Burno (acoustic bass); Cecil Brooks III (drums).
Audio Mixers: Richard Clarke; James Nichols.
Recording information: Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, NY (02/15/1997-03/04/1997).
Arranger: Don Braden.
Don Braden's The Voice of the Saxophone is, for the most part, impressive. His quartet arrangements of "After the Rain" and the title track should turn heads. His big-toned tenor sax carries the octet in covers of hard bop gems like "Soul Station" and "Speak No Evil." He's also making headway as a composer, especially on "Cozy," which features both him and Vincent Herring on flutes. Less successful is the pseudo-Monk TV theme from The Cosby Show, which is called "Monk's Hat." ~ Ken Dryden
Works on This Recording
Work(s) by Various
Don Braden (Tenor Saxophone)
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