Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tim Price Bloggin' For Rico- Saxophone Insights Articles and Interviews of Legendary Saxophonists ; SPECIAL SUMMERTIME INFO' BLOG !

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Saxophone Insights Articles and Interviews of Legendary Saxophonists By Tim Price Click here ; http://www.timpricejazz.com/articles/index.html ntro to Saxophone Insights Articles and Interviews of Legendary Saxophonists By Tim Price It has been my contention that the most valuable viewpoints come from those who do. Thus, it’s logical to assume that any saxist who is surviving in this field, and doing it with success, is doing something right. The energies we all put into our craft; The years of apprenticeship and life-struggle, and the never ending open tuition to the school of hard knocks is always balanced by the intense commitment to the horn, and the pure love of playing it. This section, to all intents and purposes is a sort of portable omnibus (or as the late great Rahsaan Roland Kirk would say “A duty free gift for the traveler”) of sax creations - Musically, verbally and spiritually. The music these players create and talk about is a privilege to be a part of.
The music always has an infinite history and fertility, inexhaustible vitality, and at the same time, a seductive power of temptation - which inspires all of us who play – and offers the open-ended invitation to create as much as we can. The results, the waiting, the practicing at all hours, the talking of the music and constant study gives the music a breath of spirit, endless in motion and evolution. This will always be a source of awe and wonder to the fan or player. The legacy of the sax is a never ending landscape, at all times finite and infinite, both temporal and spiritual. The following observations, experience, gossip and serious reflection are an effort to bring you all closer to the vast dimensions of sax history, stars, life and times via the generous reminiscences of these artists. The following artists bring a similar devotion to what the horn and it’s history is about, but all create a different picture via personal viewpoints in experiences, achievements and success. The actions and concepts that lie behind these stories will give inspiration as well as insights into a never ending life’s work and study.
I wish to acknowledge the philosophies and insights of the saxists interviewed. you see, dear reader, many pros take different roads, but the basic roots are the same! This becomes more vivid as you read the interviews, and it’s why I included this section. This provides a wealth of advice and viewpoints. Enjoy all of it, and choose what works for you and apply it, and take heed to the hard-learned words of these one of a kind saxists. In closing this section, let me say, keep a hard edge on your playing, look forward to the heat and fervor of the expansiveness of the never ending saxophone. And above all, strive for tone.
ENJOY....These were done in diners on 43st in NYC, late night car rides after gigs with nothing but time and a love of all things saxophone at hand.Some were in my head for a few decades ( Osmosis ) or a patch of conversations via Georgie Auld when I met him when I played with Harry James big band when I was in my mid-20's. OR- thingsthat a magazine didn't have the insight to understand or even get a clue on. The Frank Lowe article....was one of many. I used to tape our hangs and loved Frank. He listened to everyone. Some were phone calls....where I got permission to record the call. For a hot minute I thought I had a publisher...haha. Till I realized I was dealing with a somaro who was hopeless as the day is long. Funny story- the " exec" of a huge music publisher told me...." Your got to be kidding. I have never heard a sax solo on any part of Pink Floyd -Dark Side Of The Moon !!!!! ".....It's funny now. But then, I came close to taking a trip to his office , but I had to realize that it was just another fessa in a suit behind a desk, with no clue.
I have things on Sonny Stitt and others from being in the same hotels, and festivals in the 70's etc. Sonny and I used to watch westerns, in the Maryland Hotel in Chicago on Rush St in the 70's. He was a very cool guy to me. Iheard him play my baritone sax in the room a few times, as well as Red Prysock use my bari on jams with me when I was doing a month run at " The Backroom" on Rusgh st with singer-house rocker - Milt Trenier. ( The youngest Trenier brother ) Anyhow- these are a few....Enjoy. Tim Price
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