George Braith

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George Braith (born George Braithwaite on June 26, 1939) is a soul-jazz saxophonist from New York.[1]


Braith is known for playing multiple horns at once, a technique pioneered by Roland Kirk. Braith is credited with the invention of the Braithophone, two different horns (straight alto and soprano) mended together by extensions, valves and connections.

Braith is featured in a mosaic in the 72nd street station of the Second Avenue Subway in the New York City Subway system.[2]


As Leader[edit]

  • 1963: Two Souls in One (Blue Note)
  • 1963: Soulstream (Blue Note)
  • 1964: Extension (Blue Note)
  • 1966: Laughing Soul (Prestige)
  • 1967: Musart (Prestige)
  • 1992: Double Your Pleasure (King)
  • By the Sea (Excellence)
  • Through The Years (Excellence)
  • Turn of the Century (Excellence)
  • George Braith & Friends Vol 1 (Excellence)
  • George Braith & Friends Vol 2 (Excellence)
  • Doubling Your Pleasure (Excellence)
  • Boptronics (Excellence)
  • Live in Barcelona (Excellence)
  • Barcelona Blues (Excellence)
  • Bip Bop Bam (Excellence)
  • Bop Rock Blues (Excellence)


  • The Complete Blue Note Sessions (compiles first three albums)

As Sideman[edit]

With John Patton

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic biography
  2. ^ Fitzsimmons, Emma G. (January 1, 2017). "As Second Avenue Subway Opens, a Train Delay Ends in (Happy) Tears". The New York Times. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 

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