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On Down Time, Tony Dagradi once again presents original compositions featuring multi-layered arrangements for saxophones and drums. Tony plays all the saxophone parts and is joined by two of New Orleans most revered drummers. The intrepid Brian Blade, contributes amazing nuanced playing that captures the spirit of each tune. Meanwhile, Stanton Moore lays down some serious New Orleans funk.
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The critically-acclaimed saxophonist presents ten original compositions that showcase his spiritually intense tenor and soprano playing. Featuring Steve Masakowkski, Roland Guerin, Chris Severin, and Ricky Sebastian, this adventurous set takes listeners on a journey into world music grooves and modern R&B.
Just saxophone and drums; what could be better?
PRAISE FOR GEMINI RISING
"Kudos to Dagradi for not only selecting, writing, and arranging for saxophone ensembles a set of interesting and enjoyable tunes on the CD, but also performing the heck out of them on each instrument."
- Frank Bongiorno (Saxophone Today)
"Gemini Rising is a unique entry in Tony Dagradi’s discography...the results are quite simulating and spirited...highly recommended!"
- Scott Yannow (Jazz Inside)
"Always a saxophonist of invention, Dagradi has really become a master of the baritone. Gemini Rising looks back to the past for inspiration and forward to the future for new ways to hear and explore jazz." - Geraldine Wycoff (Offbeat)