[JPL] Walter Becker blindfold

jazzrockworld rick at jazzrockworld.com
Wed Aug 9 17:35:10 EDT 2006


Continuing the deserved recognition of the Soprano and the humor of Becker,
I wouldn't be surprised if he'd make comments like that right in front of
Wayne Shorter. Shorter defined the Soprano sound for many younger players
and even played with SD. 

In fact, some of Shorter's work on Soprano has had me jaw dropping on
several occasions when he was with Weather Report. Moving the mic away from
the bell and his ability to tongue (pun intended) gave him a unique sound
that still gives me chills. Native Dancer is just scary good. 

Rick Calic
www.jazzrockworld.com 

 

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The soprano sax is much more firmly in place in jazz today, than say the
clarinet (once popular, now much more rare).  Jae's list of current or
recent practioners is certainly evidence of that.

Brad


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In a message dated 8/9/2006 2:53:55 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
jaejazz at yahoo.com writes:

<<..Not liking the instrument as a personal preference is one  thing but to
imply it has no value in this music........  >>
 
I wasn't as serious as might have appeared. But it does seem to be true
that soprano sax has a greater difficulty finding its place in Jazz than
most other reed instruments. Most instrumentalists choose a primary
instrument and than a distant second. Almost none (Liebman the seeming
exception on the current
 scene) have made a stand with the soprano as their primary instrument.
There  must be a reason.
 
I confess that soprano is my least favorite of instruments that appear
within the Jazz context, though I cited some positive examples. Tongue was
firmly implanted in cheek when I referred to soprano versus "real"
instruments...I should have added an emoticon.
    ;-)
 
Ed
 

 
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