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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: July 29, 1947

Jazz is an art form in which second and third acts abound, and tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin is making the most of his late-career creative surge. A passionately soulful improviser, the New York City-based Pedicin has released a series of scintillating sessions in the past six years, and Why Stop Now. . . Ubuntu, on his GroundBlue label, reconfirms his status as a top-tier post-bopper distinguished by rare poise and maturity. Featuring his accomplished quintet, and enlisting the skills of Grammy-winning producer Joe Donofrio, he brings all his experience to bear on this eloquent recording, the latest riveting dispatch from a player who knows how to make the most out of every note....
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”Whether you know it or not you've been digging Pedicin's sax for 45 years . . . With a jazz suite inspired by the happenings in Newtown, this soulful set shows an artist continuing to hit new high spots while at the top of his game.”

“Michael Pedicin Jr. tempered the soft-focus lyricism that the quartet’s saxophone chair has demanded with some discreet John Coltrane devices and an attractive sense of spacing and drama.” —The New York Times

“Michael Pedicin Jr. seems more dedicated to his art than to radioplay.” —Downbeat Magazine

“Pedicin stretches on tenor in a Breckeresque fashion.” —Downbeat Magazine

Primary InstrumentSax, tenor

LocationLinwood, NJ

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundSaxophone instructor at University of the Arts, 1974-2000.

Senior lecturer at University of the Arts, jazz studies.

Director of jazz studies, Temple University, 1981-1988.

Currently associate professor of music/coordinator of jazz studies.....Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Music

Featured recording “Why Stop Now/Ubuntu”

Why Stop Now/Ubuntu

Self Produced
2013
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    Why Stop Now/Ubuntu

    Self Produced
    2013
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    Live @ The Loft

    Jazz Hut Records
    2012
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    Ballads...Searching For Peace

    Self Produced
    2011
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    Everything Starts Now...

    Self Produced
    2007
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    You Don't Know What Love Is

    Self Produced
    1996
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    Angles

    Self Produced
    1989
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