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Most people familiar with SFJAZZ Collective anxiously await anything new from the group. Here’s a single from their upcoming release, recorded live in October 2014 keep reading »

The connection between the heralded trumpeter, Woody Shaw, and tenor sax baron, Joe Henderson, could be said to be divine, providence, maybe even destiny. The music they composed together as the front line for pianist, Horace Silver, and organist, Larry Young, along with their collaborations and Shaw’s electrifying career may arguably be the manifested reality of Henderson’s prophetic words spoken upon first hearing Shaw play as a teenager in the early 1960’s. “He shocked me then. He’s got all the basics down, he’s developed his own style, and his future is without limits,” Henderson foretold.

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.