Steadily and rather quietly Don Braden has developed into a formidable and intelligent tenor saxophonist, rich in tone, swift of mind and nimble of finger when called for, subtle and reflective where necessary. Recent live evidence from a band led by the explosive drummer Cecil Brooks revealed that Braden brings often surprising wells of passion and energy to his playing, though he is far from being strictly an energy player. His broad tone is informed by the modern pantheon of the instrument, though he is slave to no one particular school of playing. A Harvard grad who is something of a computer whiz on the side, Don Braden continues on a steady growth pattern as a musician.
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