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Primary Instrument: Sax, baritone

Born: November 24, 1923    

The baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff was born in Boston on November 24th 1923 to two classical pianists. His father was the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s pianist and his mother was a famous piano teacher at the Boston conservatory whose students include such musicians as Keith Jarrett and Dick Twardzik. Serge himself learned to play the piano first then the clarinet in his teens but switched to the baritone sax as an adult. His two major influences were Harry Carney and Charlie Parker. The former on his choice of instrument and the latter on his choice of genre: he was the first bop baritonist...
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    Boston Blow-Up!

    Capitol Records
    2006
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    A Proper Introduction To Serge Chaloff: The Baritone Sax Master

    Igloo
    2004
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    The Fable Of Mabel

    Igloo
    1990
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    Serge & Boots Plays The Fable Of Mabel

    Igloo
    1957
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    Tells The Fable Of Mable

    Igloo
    1954
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Featured recording “Memorial: We the People Bop”

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Memorial: We the People Bop

Cool and Blue (2005)

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