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Andrew Sterman: The Path to Peace

The list of Andrew Sterman’s past and present musical employers could arguably stand as the most diverse of any tenor saxophonist, as it includes Frank Sinatra, minimalist composer Philip Glass and American Idol-winner Kelly Clarkson. At least two of these gigs presented him with insight that shaped his latest project, a music and dance collaboration with choreographer Sridhar Shanmugam inspired by the life and journey of Mahatma Gandhi. Its melodic approach often sounds basic and utilizes minimal harmonic changes, but these elements help him deliver a work of stunning complexity that does indeed capture the spirit of its subject.

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