Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rick Margitza: “Walls” (1990)

This is the Rick Margitza Group (Rick Margitza on tenor saxophone, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, Peter Erskine on drums, and Steve Masakowski on guitar) performing “Walls” at the Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival in 1990.

Rick Margitza (born 1961) is a jazz tenor saxophonist. He began playing the violin when he was four. (His grandfather was a cellist and his father a violinist with the Detroit Symphony.) He later took up the piano, oboe and tenor saxophone. Since the 1980’s he was performed with Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, and Chick Corea among others.

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