Photo: John Abbott
Odean Pope - solo tenor / Gene Ghee - 1st tenor / Terry Lawson - 2nd tenor Julian Pressley - 1st alto / Louis Taylor - 2nd alto / Robert Landham - 3rd alto Joe Sudler - baritone / Lee Smith - bass / Tom Lawton - piano
Craig McIver - drums
The Saxophone Choir is formatted with nine saxophones, piano, bass and drums, and was established by Odean in 1977 and first recorded in 1985 with a Soul Note Album called "The Saxophone Shop." The Saxophone Choir has been the realization of Odean’s southern legacy, a medium for creating the richly textured harmonic sound that has permeated his musical soul since hearing the gospel choirs of his childhood.
Odean recently won the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s 2017 Living Legacy Award.
Live at The Blue Note, New York, 2009