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This week we take a look at the evolution of the low end of the saxes, the baritone and tenors. These players have defined recordings, performances, sounds, and styles with their rhythmic sensibilities, tonal innovations, and harmonic compositions. Take a look as we go down the line.

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL is currently hosting the Miles Davis Festival in celebration of the 85th Anniversary of Native-Illinois jazz icon Miles Davis’ birth. The four-month celebration (from January to April 2011) features 19 performances in venues large and small throughout a variety of Chicago’s neighborhoods.

“If you start not accepting creativity and you start having manufactured songs, then what is—where is the industry going? What do you get inspiration from? You know what I mean? That’s why Miles was Miles, because he was really able to create, and just have a blank canvass and create masterpieces.” – Vince Wilburn