All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Gary Smulyan

Gary Smulyan

Baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan is critically acclaimed as one of the major voices on the baritone saxophone today. As a teenager growing up on Long Island, Gary had the opportunity to perform with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, and Jimmy Knepper.

In 1978 he was asked to join Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd, which at that time included Joe Lovano, Marc Johnson and John Riley. He left Herman in 1980 and moved back to New York to join the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra led by Bob Brookmeyer. Mr. Smulyan has recorded and performed worldwide with Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Tom Harrell. Cedar Walton, George Coleman, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Tommy Flanagan, Chick Corea, Diana Ross, Clark Terry, Kenny Wheeler, Charles McPherson, James Moody and Slide Hampton, among others.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Live Reviews
CD/LP/Track Review
Extended Analysis
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

26 Photos View in Slideshow

Discography

Bella Napoli

Bella Napoli

Capri Records
2014

buy
Gary Smulyan / Dominic Chianese: Bella Napoli

Gary Smulyan /...

Capri Records
2013

buy
Bella Napoli

Bella Napoli

Capri Records
2013

buy
Smul's Paradise

Smul's Paradise

Capri Records
2012

buy
High Noon: The Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine

High Noon: The Jazz...

Reservoir Music
2009

buy
More Treasures

More Treasures

Reservoir Music
2008

buy

Similar

Miles Davis Miles Davis
trumpet
Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
sax, alto
Sean Jones Sean Jones
trumpet
Hank Mobley Hank Mobley
sax, tenor
Phil Woods Phil Woods
sax, alto
Jimmy Greene Jimmy Greene
saxophone
Javon Jackson Javon Jackson
saxophone
Mark Rapp Mark Rapp
trumpet