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Pace Report: Odean Pope Saxophone Choir featuring Special Guest Joe Lovano
May 2010

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Odean Pope Saxophone Choir at the Blue Note

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HotHouseJazz.com Previews Odean’s Upcoming CD
March 2009 | Article Link
"We’ve heard saxophonist Pope’s forthcoming CD, Odean’s List, and it’s a knockout. Unlike earlier recordings by his nine-saxes-plus-rhythm band, the new one features an octet which includes two trumpeters (Terell Stafford and David Weiss) and only three saxists (Pope, James Carter and Walter Blanding), with Tain Watts occupying the drum chair. Watch for it. But wait! To this gig, Odean returns to the Blue Note with his Philly-based twelve-man Saxophone Choir for six nights of hard blowing on his own powerhouse arrangements, with Carter as special guest. Prepare yourself for one of the most intense – and overwhelmingly beautiful – sounds in jazz today."
All About Jazz "Odean Pope: A Singular Voice in the Choir"
March 2009 | Article Link
"Grounded in the Baptist spirituals of his youth followed by a musical upbringing in Philadelphia with the likes of John Coltrane and organist Jimmy Smith as mentors, tenor saxophonist Odean Pope is the bridge between hard bop and free." cont…
ACWeekly: Cape May Has Philly’s Pope
April 2009 | Article Link
"One of this year’s performers hasn’t played in southern New Jersey for a while — Philadelphia jazz legend Odean Pope, who will be appearing with his quintet on Friday night for two sets (8:30 & 11pm) at Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May." cont…
Odean Pope Trio in Performance, followed by Discussion at Philoctetes Center
April 26, 2009 | Video and Article Link
Participants: Deena Adler, Billy Banks, Craig McIver, Odean Pope, Loren Schoenberg, Lee Smith, Myles Weinstein
Odean Pope at the Art Alliance
Odean Pope at Philadelphia Art Alliance
June 2009
Odean’s appearance at the Ars Nova Workshop at the Philadelphia Art Alliance was reviewed by A.D. Amorosi of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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