This recording features Gary Smulyan – Baritone Saxophone, Joe Magnarelli – Trumpet, Mike LeDonne – Piano, Dennis Irwin – Bass and Kenny Washington – Drums
Heres what the critics are saying about “The Real Deal”:
…A musicians’ musician, Gary Smulyan is receiving the recognition he deserves….non-stop, on the edge saxophone enthusiasm….
Don Williamson ( jazzreview.com)
…..Smulyan puts the “tone” back in baritone….
Ed Enright (Downbeat Magazine)
…Smulyan plays with enough soul and conviction to convert the most hardcore avant gardist or smooth jazzer to the church of Bird and Diz….
Chris Kelsey (Jazz Times Magazine)