Cyclops – Grant Stewart
With its intense and angular line, this is great choice for practicing soloing over chord extensions.
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- Recording: Grant Stewart - Buen Rollo
- Recorded on: June 2 & 3, 1998
- Label: Fresh Sound (053)
- Concert Key: B-flat minor
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Tenor Sax - Grant Stewart
- Piano - Fabio Miano
- Bass - Chris Higgins
- Drums - Marc Miralta
born on June 4, 1971
A swinging tenor saxophonist, Grant Stewart is a powerful, expressive stylist in today's jazz scene. Born in Toronto, Stewart's early exposure to giants like Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins came from his father, an English teacher and semi-professional guitarist. By the age of 14 Grant was so advanced on the alto saxophone that he began playing professionally in the Pete Schofield Big Band. At 17, he made the switch to tenor and starting playing with some of his greatest influences in the Toronto jazz scene, Pat LaBarbera and Bob Mover. (He still does play alto saxophone to this day, but his love of artists like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins encouraged him to make tenor his primary instrument.) Read more...