Gerald Albright: Saxophone Aficionado

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He toured extensively for eight years before getting signed to Atlantic Records by Sylvia Rhone.

He released his debut album, “Just Between Friends” in 1987 and quickly solidified his place as one of the premier saxophone players of our time.

While on Atlantic, Albright released seven records and has sold more than 1 million records in the United States alone. His self-produced music allows him to not only showcase his talents on the saxophone but also on guitar, flute, drum programming and background vocals.

In 2012, Albright teamed up with fellow musician Norman Brown to record “24/7,on which he recorded the song “Champagne Life” from singer Ne-yo’s “Libra Scale” album.

“We thought it’d be great to do an album and a tour. We have respect for each other and it was a real natural thing for us to do a record,” Albright said. “Norman used his musicians and I used mine, but we had strong communication throughout the whole project. I loved working with him he’s one of the good people in this business.”

Once he completes the “Summer Horns” tour with Koz, Albright plans on returning to the studio and continue working on an album he hopes to release next year.

“When people see you and hear you on stage, they get to see your passion for the craft and they take that with them. I’ve always try to be honest with my music. I try to go with my gut feeling,” Albright said. “I’ve swayed from contemporary Jazz to traditional Jazz. It’s like waiting on the season finale of your favorite show, you never know what’s going to come next. That keeps me afloat.”

When Albright isn’t touring or recording, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, golfing with friends  and giving back to the community. He has participated in various fundraisers for the American Cancer Society and the NAACP.

 

 

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