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Saxophonist Claire Daly
"When you're the baritone player in a big band, you're usually the guy behind the pole."
   -- Claire Daly
Claire Daly is a rarity in jazz - and not, simply because she's a female instrumentalist. She's one the few baritone saxophonists playing modern jazz today. The cumbersome, hearty-tone brass horn is customarily used to anchor big bands. And Daly has certainly paid her big band dues, playing with the all-woman orchestra Diva. Since then, she's gone on to become one of the best baritone sax players on today's scene. On this show, she joins Dr. Taylor's trio in some fine renditions of "I'll Remember You," "Out of Nowhere," and "The Voice of the Saxophone," and gives insights into her own artistic journey.

On-demand audio from this show:
Listen to Claire tell the audience how she got started on the saxophone
Listen to Claire recall how she started listening to jazz
Listen to Claire explain why she chose the baritone saxophone
Listen to Claire recall her days with the all-female jazz band, Diva
Listen to Claire recall how she met alto saxophonist and composer Jimmy Heath

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