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Don Braden

Biography

Don Braden can be an impressive tenor saxophonist whose design pushes on the limitations of hard bop while staying a good area of the custom. He grew up in Louisville, KY, and started on tenor when he was 13; within 2 yrs, he was playing skillfully. He played within the McDonald’s All-American SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Jazz Music group and, although he examined anatomist at Harvard (1981-1984), Braden also performed within the Harvard jazz music group. In 1984, Braden transferred to NY, dealing with the Harper Brothers, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Betty Carter (with whom he produced his documenting debut). He toured with Wynton Marsalis (as Branford Marsalis’ initial replacing) during 1986-1987 and since that time has played in lots of configurations, including with Roy Haynes, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnson, Tom Harrell, Artwork Farmer, as well as the Mingus Big Music group. As a head, Braden has documented for Criss Mix, Landmark, Epicure, and RCA.

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Full Name Don Braden
Date Of Birth November 20, 1963
Education Harvard University
Nationality American
Music Songs Brighter Days, Vail Jumpers, The Closer I Get To You, The Open Road, Kid Charlemagne, The New Hang, Gentle Storm, Do Love Me Do, Walkin' the Walk, Jive Turkey, Driftin', The Voice of the Saxophone, The Dust Kicker, Winelight, Where There's Smoke, She's On Her Way, Point of Many Returns, The Time We Shared, Speak No Evil, Sophisticated Lady, Song For Mother, Code Blue, The Traveler, Mother's Wish, Saving All My Love for You, Cousin Esau, Plain Ol' Blues, Eddieish, Without a Song, Calling Miss Khadija, Soul Station, Bud Powell
Albums After Dark, We Take No Prisoners, Dance of Life, Wish List, The Voice of the Saxophone, Conversations, Luminosity, ORGANIC, Contemporary Jazz, Brighter Days, The New Hang, Gentle Storm, The Time Is Now, The Open Road, Through The Shadows
Movies Freddie Hubbard: All Blues


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Little Bill 1999-2003 TV Series writer - 30 episodes
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance 2002 Video Game "Can't Say Goodbye To Yesterday"
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2001 Video Game "Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday"
Art City 1: Making It in Manhattan 1996 Documentary writer: "Father Time", "What Comes Up", "Eternal Triangle"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fatherhood 2004 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Little Bill 1999-2003 TV Series composer - 11 episodes
Cosby 1996-1998 TV Series music supervisor - 8 episodes
Ed's Next Move 1996 musician: original score / orchestrator

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fatherhood 2004 TV Series
Lena's Dreams 1997

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lena's Dreams 1997 Street Musician

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