He’s the baritone and bass saxophone ace with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Roger Lewis’ Baritone Bliss, and the N.O. Klezmer Allstars. An in-demand session man (Mark Ronson, Eric Clapton, CeeLo Green), he’s also involved in the free jazz/improvised music scene with performances in the Open Ears series and the Instigation Festival. Dan’s always interested in going low, so when he joins the Troubled Men, it’s a race to the bottom.
Topics include birthday rituals, a bad dinner, a microwave mishap, the dirtiest old man, a homeless conversation, a last name, Pittsburgh, a school band director, a record store, sax choirs, failed auditions, Tony Dagradi, the School for Improvisational Music, a turning point, N.O. Jazz Orchestra, image, a new band, an age cap, an oligarch party, Saxodrone, bari vs. tenor sax, Tim Green, overtones, the low A key, modern vs. vintage horns, Joe Cabral, being Jewish, playing music as prayer, an ongoing tour, an Art Neville story, sage advice, a dire prediction, and much more.
Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman
Break Music: "928 Horn Jam" from "Backatown" by Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Outro Music: "Time" by Flaxan
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