Jazz at Lincoln Center
With saxophonist Claire Daily, guitarist Jerome Harris, pianist Steve Hudson, drummer Peter Grant, and bassist Marcus McLaurine Claire Daly is a highly respected baritone saxophonist. She’s won the Jazz Journalist Association’s and Hot House’s Baritone Saxophonist of the Year awards and worked with artists like the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Sahib Shihab, and Taj Mahal. She has also released several strong albums as a leader, including her debut, Swing Low, which remains in the Clinton Presidential Library as an album significant to President Clinton while he was in office. This show marks the release of her latest album, produced by Doug Moody: 2648 West Grand Blvd, named for the Detroit address of the original Motown Records studio. The album will feature jazz interpretations of classic Motown 45s. Daly’s previous album produced by Moody, Baritone Monk, was on the jazz charts for 24 weeks in 2013. It was released by the North Coast Brewing Company in promotion of their Brother Thelonious Ale, which is available at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz receives a donation with every sale, making it particularly tempting to help support jazz education!). Fans of swinging jazz and the melodic growl of a baritone saxophone won’t be disappointed.