Eighteen year-old Kyle Bainbridge attends Edmonds-Woodway High School and is KNKX's guest DJ on February 8 from 8-9 p.m.
Which instrument do you play and why?
I play the baritone saxophone. I really enjoy the power that the bari has both within the big band, and as an improvisational instrument. I especially love the sound of the bari’s high register; it’s unlike any other saxophone’s sound.
What’s your all-time favorite jazz piece?
I've recently been really into the compositions of Bob Brookmeyer. I also love "Claudette's Way," a composition by Pepper Adams, one of my favorite bari players. It's a great feature for the bari's unique sound and range.
Who is your jazz hero?
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley is one of my jazz heroes. I love the energy and life that he brings to his playing, and I strive to captivate people in the way that he can with every solo.
I love how jazz acts as a common language for people to connect. One of the highlights of the last few years for me has been going to the Centrum jazz camp in Port Townsend, and I always love getting the opportunity to connect with people that I wouldn’t normally connect with through music.
Kyle's playlist for February 8, 8-9 p.m.:
Cannonball Adderley, "Gemini" (Live in New York)
Pepper Adams, "Claudette's Way" (The Adams Effect)
Gerry Mulligan/Bob Brookmeyer, "The Lady is a Tramp" (Paris)
Stan Getz, "Con Alma" (Sweet Rain)
Tom Harrell, "Angela" (Upswing)
Pepper Adams, "Lady Luck" (Julian)
Cannonball Adderley, "Planet Earth" (Live in New York)