Unfortunately the majority of jazz baritone sax players must satisfy themselves with ensemble playing, usually in big bands. Only the occasional Hamiet Bluiett has an opportunity to challenge the ears via band leading record dates. Meanwhile there are others out there, the likes of Gary Smulyan and Glenn Wilson: extremely capable soloists whose opportunity to record as leaders is limited. So when it does happen, you can bet they take advantage of it, as Wilson attests to with this third date as a leader for Sunnyside.
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