Definitions

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  • noun A person playing alto saxophone or some other alto instrument.

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  • noun a musician who plays the alto saxophone

Etymologies

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alto +‎ -ist

Examples

  • When bebop emerged, Evans blended its busy lines and advanced progressions with Thornhill's meditative approach, writing engaging arrangements of bop standards such as altoist Charlie Parker's "Anthropology" and "Yardbird Suite."

    Hidden in Plain Hearing

  • He's cherry-picked some very good ones, played by combos drawn from a pool of seven players, including altoist John O'Gallagher and bassist Johannes Weidenmueller.

    Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

  • He's cherry-picked some very good ones, played by combos drawn from a pool of seven players, including altoist John O'Gallagher and bassist Johannes Weidenmueller.

    Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

  • He's cherry-picked some very good ones, played by combos drawn from a pool of seven players, including altoist John O'Gallagher and bassist Johannes Weidenmueller.

    Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

  • He's cherry-picked some very good ones, played by combos drawn from a pool of seven players, including altoist John O'Gallagher and bassist Johannes Weidenmueller.

    Owen Howard: Drumming Up 'Lore'

  • This time, Barnes chooses favourites associated with the late Duke Ellington altoist Johnny Hodges, a teenage inspiration.

    Scott Hamilton/Alan Barnes: Hi-Ya

  • The altoist wrote all of the compositions except for two: one is Mingus's melancholy "Self Portrait in Three Colors," the other a cover of, yes, "All Neon Like," by Bjork, an ongoing predilection for both Osby and Moran.

    Hidden Talents

  • He and fellow altoist Steve Coleman, pillars of Brooklyn's M-BASE collective, were fusing post-bop jazz with electronic funk and hip-hop back in the late 80's and early 90's.

    Echo and the Bunnymen: Soul on Fire

  • I was able to see them perform this enchanting music "live" at the Jazz Standard with the fabulous altoist Miguel Zenon, who was also featured on the album.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • A musician with the mind of a mathematician, this formidable Chicago altoist opened the London Jazz Festival on Friday with a spellbinding set that systematically elevated basic note-patterns into kaleidoscopic fantasies.

    Evening Standard - Home

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