A newly formed jazz ensemble featuring Canadian and international talent has recently released its debut album that serves as a love letter to the saxophone and its history.

Saxophone Legacy features the sax talents of Jack Wilkins (U.S.) and Jeremy Brown (Canada), along with Swedish pianist Per Danielsson.

The concept for Saxophone Legacy was developed by Brown and Wilkins, both music professors, during the latter’s appointment to the University of Calgary in 2017. They formed the band with Danielsson two years later, and the group recorded their eponymous first album at OCL Studios in Chestermere, east of Calgary, backed by a Canadian rhythm section of bassist Kodi Hutchinson and drummer Tyler Hornby.