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This is my first solo saxophone record. I've made two other solo albums, but this is the first that I've played entirely on the baritone saxophone, the instrument I've devoted half of my life to.

There are *a lot* of solo saxophone albums in the world now. Anthony Braxton pioneered the document, but it has been tackled by luminaries like... [N.B. Here I started writing a "short" list of saxophonists who have recorded solo, but once the list reached 15 artists and showed no signs of stopping, I decided it'd be best to just trail off] So, while I've wanted to make this album for about 30 years, I just didn't see a justification for it. I couldn't hear what I could offer to the public square that wasn't already available.

I'm happy to make this gift now. Each of the tracks are quite different and distinct from each other and that was important to me. I can't hear why you'd record something a 2nd time if you said as much as you're going to the 1st. Each track was culled from 3+ hours of constructively improvised playing I did one afternoon at Oktaven Studio. These are the moments, the pieces, the disquisitions that best captured my thought/emotion process as they were made. Just because something felt good in the moment doesn't mean it sounds particularly memorable in the future. So I edited as severely as I could.

It's taken a minute for me to learn how to properly use the baritone saxophone for what it was intended: a tool of creative expression. I had to learn specifically *what* I wanted to articulate as well as learning *how* best to do this. I really hope you find things of value in these musical soundings. Regardless, thank you for giving this album your time. It means a lot to me.

js
brooklyn

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released December 10, 2021

Josh Sinton – baritone saxophone 
 
all composed improvisations by Josh Sinton copyright 2021 sinzheimer music BMI
recorded June 22nd, 2021 at Oktaven Studio
mixing by Ryan Streber

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Josh Sinton New York

A Brooklyn-based creative musician, a baritone saxophone operator, a bass clarinet manipulator, recently returned to flute-blowing. Trying to become a better listener every day.
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