Barry Lacour, a Mississippi-born Louisiana native, had his first encounter with a saxophone at age 13. This exposure led to a musical career which took him from the back alleys of Nashville to some of the finest hotels and clubs in New Orleans. Along the way, he picked up a degree in music education and an avid interest in composing. His first songwriting efforts actually occurred years earlier when he penned a tune which was recorded by a budding Nashville artist. In college, he turned to a more serious vein, producing a classical piece for saxophone and small orchestral band. Since then, he has logged over fifty compositions to his credit ranging from country to rock to jazz. Barry's first professional appearance came at 14 years of age as an alto saxophonist with a small Nashville group. This progressed through his education at Loyola College of Music in Louisiana where he was a featured soloist with the concert band. After graduation, he continued to play, and in recent years, has been associated with some of the more prominent cover bands in the Greater New Orleans area. In this, his second CD, Barry has combined his creative writing and arranging talents with his considerable prowess on the tenor sax, resulting in an all-original smorgasbord of musical delights to tempt the palates of aficionados drawn to the smooth jazz genre---so sit back, relax, and enjoy. Bon Appetit!
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