We continue our daily profiles of the musicians involved in the making of the Brooklyn Babylon recording with a look at tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Sam Sadigursky.
Sam's (@samsadigurksy on Twitter) critically-lauded first recording, The Words Project, was hailed as "an impressive debut" by the New York Times and named it one of the Top Ten Albums of 2007 by Time Out New York. He has released two similarly-accliamed follow-ups: Words Project II in 2008, and Words Project III: Miniatures in 2010. Sam has performed with, among others, the Mingus Orchestra, Anat Fort, Brad Mehldau and Lucia Pulido. He appears on numerous recordings for labels such as Fresh Sound/New Talent, EMI, Playscape Recordings, Chonta Records, and World Culture Music.
Other saxophonists are cautioned to keep their distance from Sam lest he distract you with the latest pictures of his 4-month old daugter Janie, freeing him free to rifle through your reed case while you're not looking and pocket the best ones. Sam also likes that one about the octopus who walks into the bar with a set of bagpipes. You should totally tell him that one again.
As part of our fundraising efforts for our upcoming recording, Brooklyn Babylon, we are offering you the opportunity to sponsor a Secret Society musician — if you would like to sponsor Sam's appearance on our new album, or lend your support at any level, please visit our Kickstarter page.
MUSICIANS AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP: Erica von Kleist • Rob Wilkerson • Sam Sadigursky • John Ellis • Josh Sinton • Seneca Black • Tom Goehring • Matt Holman • Nadje Noordhuis • Ryan Keberle• James Hirschfeld • Sebastian Noelle • Gordon Webster • Matt Clohesy • Jon Wikan