Smulyan, Gary

Capri, 2011CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 18.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Saxophonist Gary Smulyan leads a quartet with Mike LeDonne manning the B3, Peter Bernstein on guitar and drummer Kenny Washington. These are all first call musicians and they blend well as an ensemble. For this release Gary plays the baritone sax and works it like a charm giving a different character to this grouping. Whether rejuvenating tried and true standards like “Sunny” or swinging on their own groove with “Smul’s Paradise”, Gary and his team make a strong statement.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz