Saxophonist Joel Press is a versatile musician who has performed with such diverse players as pianist Jaki Byard, bassist Jimmy Garrison of the John Coltrane Quartet, vocalist Sheila Jordan and Duke Ellington’s ubiquitous cornetist/violinist/vocalist Ray Nance.
In an age of retro preoccupation by younger players, Joel Press speaks the language of swing based, post-World War II jazz in as singular a fashion as any living saxophonist.

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Interview by Jon Kalish of NPR
Poetic: Michael Kanan, Joel Press, Sean Smith, Joe Hunt (Smalls 03/13/11)
There are many first-rate jazz players and many inspiring ones — but only a few reach deeply into the poetry…
Profile in New York Jazz Record December 2013
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