[JPL] Walter Becker blindfold

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Wed Aug 9 15:03:14 EDT 2006


Jae -- Exactly.
Soprano sax isn't a "real" sax?
Please....

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> Ed...please. I'm not even sure I know how to respond to what you 
> just wrote because it's so ridiculous. I'm truly hoping you're 
> joking but I don't think so which is scary to me. It doesn't 
> matter if it's not their primary instrument because when they 
> played it could you tell it wasn't? I guess Trane wasn't lovin 
> that horn when he lit up "My Favorite Things" or "Inch Worm." Most 
> tenor or alto players also play soprano and flute. Most of the 
> ones I mentioned use the soprano on I would guess about 30-40 
> percent of their performances. I think that's more than just 
> something they thought would "fit" in. The soprano's place in 
> modern jazz history is significant and for those that work in jazz 
> to reduce it's importance to nothingness is stunning. Not liking 
> the instrument as a personal preference is one thing but to imply 
> it has no value in this music........ jeez. 
>   
>  Jae Sinnett
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> In a message dated 8/9/2006 1:18:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 
> jaejazz at yahoo.com writes:
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> <<..I would also expect someone like him to dis the soprano but 
> true jazz 
> folk? I guess Trane, Garrett, Marsalis, Liebman, Shorter, Wilson, 
> Potter, 
> Cannon, Roscoe Mitchell, Joshua Redman, etc.....were all just 
> wasting their time 
> and playing noise on this crappy stick figure of metal. I think 
> not..>>
> Few of these players used the soprano primarily, it came into 
> their 
> repertoire only when the musical composition was appropriate. Even 
> Kenton used a 
> soprano once or twice, on some great Gene Roland numbers. It can 
> fit, but aside 
> from Dave Liebman, the names you cite are reedmen who primarily 
> use "real" 
> saxophones.
> 
> Ed
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