Compatible Quotes: The Tenor Saxophone

I made the tenor sax - there's nobody plays like me and I don't play like anybody else. - Coleman Hawkins If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it's like the human voice. - Stan Getz The tenor's got that thing, that honk, that you can get to people with. - Ornette Coleman … [Read more...]

Brecker and Blake

Speaking of Seamus Blake (see the item below), I looked for a video clip with him in action and came across one of the 28-year-old Blake in heavy company. He follows the late Michael Brecker in solo on Charles Mingus's "Goodbye Porkpie Hat." All of the other information I can give you is that this was in Japan in 1999 and that the pianist is David Kikoski. The camera work suggests that this was filmed during an earthquake of at least 6.5 on the Richter scale. You may want to take a seasickness … [Read more...]