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Tough Young Tenors

Rising saxophonists Adam Carter, Walter Blanding, Tim Warfield, Supplement Harris, and Todd Williams set up as the Rough Young Tenors for the 1991 Antilles discharge Alone Together. The effect was an excellent session in an antique jam session framework, offering solos from all five saxmen supported by pianist Marcus Roberts, bassist Reginald Veal, and drummer Ben Riley (i.e., the Marcus Roberts Trio). The saxophonists had been presented on the same footing at that time, but experienced varying degrees of success within the years since Alone Jointly was released. Blanding, Harris, and Williams all used Wynton Marsalis and Blanding and Harris possess both led their very own recording periods; Warfield offers released a half-dozen single releases and offered like a sideman on several additional recordings; while, one of the five, Carter offers undoubtedly increased to the best stature within the jazz globe, liberating 14 albums like a leader up to 2011’s Caribbean Rhapsody and frequently winning Down Defeat critics’ polls for top level baritone saxophonist. Carter in addition has been an associate of latter-day incarnations of the Globe Saxophone Quartet, showing up on tenor and soprano within the group’s 2011 launch Yes WE ARE ABLE TO.

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