Sunday, September 13, 2009

Roger Rosenberg's Walter Becker produced Baritonality

We wrote about it over a year ago and it looks like Roger Rosenberg's Baritonality is finally released.

The page and barnes&noble page says September 22 is the release date, while says August 18. It's also August 18 on where it is available to buy as a download now. We got our copy of the album there.

Sunnyside Records page for Baritonality comes up blank but the google-cached version has the following information:

The resonant sound of the baritone saxophone is a lovely voice when played by a master musician. It is unfortunate that the instrument hardly receives the attention that it deserves. There have been a number of great baritone saxophonists in jazz that have been able to bring their instrument to the forefront: Gerry Mulligan, Serge Chaloff and Pepper Adams to name a few. On his new recording Baritonality, Roger Rosenberg joins this illustrious list of bari players to record as a leader. As a highly sought sideman, Rosenberg has been a member of groups led by many of jazz’s most illustrious musicians, including Miles Davis, Tito Puente, and Chet Baker. He is also a long-standing member of Steely Dan. Walter Becker, founder of Steely Dan, produced this recording.
Joining Rosenberg on the recording are bassist Chip Jackson, pianist Mark Soskin, and drummer Jeff Brillinger. The leader provides seven, great original tunes along with a couple of standards. The group is joined by guitarist Peter Bernstein on the their fantastic take on the standard, “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most.”
Baritonality is a strong musical statement for Roger Rosenberg and his big saxophone.

Roger Rosenberg - baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Mark Soskin - piano
Peter Bernstein - guitar
Chip Jackson - acoustic bass
Jeff Brillinger - drums

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