Michael Jacobson

Dr. Michael N. Jacobson joined the Baylor faculty in 1984 and is currently Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Technology. He holds degrees from Arizona State University (Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition, and Jazz Performance); Indiana University (Master of Music in Saxophone Performance); and the University of Texas at Austin (Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance with a Jazz Emphasis). Indiana University also awarded him their prestigious Performer's Certificate. His classical performance has taken him all over the world and earned him grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. His most recent CD recording, issued in 1999 on the AUR label, was a first round Grammy Award nominee in the category "Best Instrumental Solo Performance without Orchestra." Works have been written for him by such notable composers as Fisher Tull, Walter Hartley, and Richard Willis. Conversant in the jazz idiom, Dr. Jacobson has toured and performed with entertainers such as Bill Cosby, Lou Rawls, Sammy Davis Jr., and The 5th Dimension, among many others. He is a regular columnist for the Saxophone Journal and also authored a column dealing with Music Technology in Jazz Player magazine from 1993 to 1996. Dr. Jacobson is a Saxophone Artist/Clinician for the Yamaha Corporation.

1–4 Concertino da Camera (Walter S. Hartley)
  Saxophone & the Baylor University Faculty Brass Quintet
     Allegro 1:59
     Presto 1:08
     Andante 1:52
     Molto vivace 1:23
5–7 Catena II (M. William Karlins)
  Saxophone & the Baylor University Faculty Brass Quintet
     I 3:21
     II 4:24
     III 4:25
8–10 Concerto da Camera (Fisher Tull)
  Saxophone & the Baylor University Faculty Brass Quintet
     Allegro 4:11
     Pastoral 4:23
     Allegro con brio 4:49
11–13 Blues Concerto (Bill Holocombe)
  Saxophone & the Baylor University Faculty Brass Quintet
     Giocoso 4:20
     Lento 5:18
     Vivace 3:16
14 S.A.X (Frederick Fox)
  Saxophone & the Baylor University Saxophone Quartet
15 Concertato (Richard Willis)
  Saxophone & the Baylor University Wind Ensemble
Total Playing Time 65:04

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Mixed Company CD by Michael Jacobson