Friday, July 08, 2016

Friday Night Is Music Night: Saxophony

JD on the sax:

Invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840 the saxophone was never really accepted in classical music circles but was taken up enthusiastically by the jazz fraternity as explained here by Wikipedia -

Here are a few star performers showing how the versatility of the sax makes it suitable for so many styles of music-

 Stan Getz:

Boots Randolph:

Johnny Almond:

Moon Hooch are a sort of punk/funky version of John Coltrane or even Roland Kirk!

Woody Herman recorded at Canegie Hall Center New York City November20,.1976 ( The 40th Anniversary) featuring his star soloists- Jimmy Giuffre,Stan Getz,Al Cohn and Zoot Sims:


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1 comment:

wiggiatlarge said...

Getz was always one of those performers who one could listen to all day whatever style he was playing, that cool West Coast sound stood him well over the years a giant of jazz.
Woody Herman somehow was never in the Basie Ellington league, yet his wonderful driving style that permeated through all of Woody's "herds" was a unique sound and a great band live as I had the pleasure to witness and hear many years ago when they were on tour here.