Adrian Barnett Septet Releases New CD

May 06, 2014

I’m not terribly knowledgeable about jazz—as astute listeners to the show will have noticed—but I suspect it’s uncommon for a performer of the baritone saxophone—that nearly lowest of the sax family—to front his own band.  Adrian Barnett does, and he brought together colleagues at the University of Illinois for a septet and a new CD, with a release party in Urbana Thursday. They’ll play for us live on the Tuesday edition of “Live and Local.”