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Branford Marsalis: In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral (Review)
Author: Jeff Tamarkin
Date: December 11, 2014
In jazz, certain instruments lend themselves well to solo performance more than others: Most major pianists, at one time or another, play a solo concert and solo guitar is also plentiful in the concert hall and on record. Saxophone is riskier—sans rhythm section, the saxophonist must hold the attention of the listener via the sheer strength of melody or, with avant-gardists who’ve gone this route, ear-bending experimentalism. Branford Marsalis’ 2012 performance at San Francisco’s regal Grace Cathedral is never in danger of losing its way or its audience. Please visit Relix.com to read the entirety of Mr. Tamarkin’s review.