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Knoop, Tracy Quartet, Getting Sentimental

A world renowned saxophone player, Tracy Knoop has played with greats such as Mel Torme, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Buddy Rich, and held the lead alto chair for many years of The Tommy Doresey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow, whom Knoop calls a mentor and friend - and dedicates this recording. As well as being rooted in the swing tradition, Knoop's snake-charmer alto sax lives in the roots of be-bop, turning phrases in the house of Charlie Parker, Phil Woods, and Cannonball Adderly. Getting Sentimental, his first widely distributed release, was recorded live, with back-up from old pals and musical brothers John Hansen, Larry Holloway, and Greg Williamson.