George Braith, the inventor of the Braithophone, an instrument that blends two saxophones (soprano and alto), is a legend in the field of modern progressive jazz. The gold-plated soprano featured here is one of the first generation of instruments George Braith has produced for his Braithophone brand. It is available as a standalone Soprano and also serves as the Soprano component of the Sopralto Braithophone.
A Blue Note artist who recorded three albums for Blue Note from 1963 to 1964, Braith also recorded as a sideman with organist Big John Patton and led dates for Prestige. More recently, George Braith released a series of CDs through his label, Excellence Records, many of which are available through excellencerecords.com.