ODEAN POPE


Odean Pope

Photo courtesy of Kemah C. Washington and the Father Paul Washington Committee
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If you've ever heard ODEAN POPE, you know he's one of the most exciting tenormen in jazz (and the master of circular breathing). A virtuoso musician who was featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Duke Ellington's The Three Black Kings, Odean was a member of the Max Roach Quartet for over a quarter-century, a prestigious association but one which overshadowed his own accomplishments as a leader and composer.

Odean has his own musical vision, most fully expressed via his Saxophone Choir (nine saxophones + rhythm section), which is a great favorite of saxophonists like occasional Guest Artists James Carter, Joe Lovano, and Ravi Coltrane. If you're looking for a smaller ensemble, consider Odean's trio with bassist Lee Smith (Chris McBride's dad) and longtime drummer Craig McIver.

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