How to play the saxophone, for people who already know


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Also Colin Stetson! Either with Sarah Neufeld or not.


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fail

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He does an amazing gig! Go see him live if you get a chance.


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NEEDS MOAR COWBELL! TANDKDRUM!

JK, but seriously, glad saxaphones are on their way back. Sure, in the wrong hands, so evil, but most enchanted cosmic weapons are.


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Careful what you wish for.
Too much sax and violins can really mess you up.


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Generally not a fan of the saxophone. Takes something along the lines of James Chance or Too Many Zooz to make me appreciate it. Definitely, do not play blues around me. This, I like! Imagining a double bill with Dawn of Midi


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I want to. What he is doing is just incredible.


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I played B-flat clarinet (and bass clarinet) and tenor sax for a few years. Sometimes I’d hum or sing while playing and your voice distorts that instruments sound, played expertly and dramatically in this clip – I wonder if there’s a term for that?

Didgeridoo players do the same thing, although technically a didge is played more like a brass instrument than a woodwind.


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Reminds me a bit of Ewan Dobson.


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How to play the saxophone, for people who already know

While I didn’t not like Rushing Past Willow, I’m feeling like the moldy fig around here.

As an (occasional) alto saxophonist, I’d aspire to being able to play even remotely like this:

(That said, I am a big Ornette fan; his birthday’s Tuesday IIRC The Shape of Jazz to Come was recorded 59 years ago on Tuesday)


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Thanks now that is gonna be stuck in my head for the rest of the evening.


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No, no, no - you’ve got it all backwards. The instrument distorts the humming.


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