54321-juliwood-500I got the idea for ” 5 4 3 2 1 ” from a 1961 Benny Golson LP called ” Take a number from 1 to 10.” That recording starts with a solo sax piece, then each cut grows in musicians – duo, trio, quartet, etc. … up to a dectet. This recording starts with quintet material and then subtracts and changes instrumentation ending with a solo sax ballad. The CD features some great standards arranged by Joe Henderson and Freddie Hubbard, some of my original tunes, and a few obscure Monk tunes. I was happy to record with some wonderful Chicago musicians; Pete Benson- organ; Todd Howell – drums; Larry Bowen – trumpet; Steve Berry – trombone; Mike Schlick – drums; and Dan Delorenzo – bass. I’m playing alto, tenor and bari saxes and singing. If you like straight ahead swinging jazz, this is for you!

Song List

Full Moon and Empty Arms

Two Buck Chuck


Without a Song

From Moscow to Buenos Aires

Light Blue

Played Twice

Goofy Blues


Ask Me Now

You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To

My Old Flame

Saxomamaphonic Blues

Bye Bye Blackbird

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