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  • n. saxophonist; someone who plays the sax

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  • n. a musician who plays the saxophone


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  • The first full set had been by another tenor-bass-drums trio, starring saxist Sabir Mateen, who played in a much more meandering, roundabout way —he seemed to be coming at you from the sides, as distinct from Mr. Malaby's full frontal attack.

    A Last Weekend of Virtuosos and Visionaries

  • Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck showed how a labyrinthine instrumental jazz could still storm the pop charts in the 1950s and 60s – and his musician sons Darius, Chris and Dan, augmented by British saxist Dave O'Higgins, are shrewd rekindlers of the old magic that produced hits like Take Five, while adding some personal enthusiasms.

    This week's new live music

  • But late in this Grammy-nominated singer's 40-year career, she has found perhaps the most compatible setting of her life in a sublime trio with young Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German soprano saxist and bass clarinettist Klaus Gesing.

    This week's new live music

  • In their seventh consecutive August at Dizzy's, the combination of Trio Da Paz guitarist Romero Lubambo , bassist Nilson Matta and percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca plus tenor saxist Harry Allen and vibraphonist Joe Locke represents the forefront of bossa nova.

    Making Musical Mischief

  • Guest starring with the pianist are two fellow songhounds, singers James De Frances and Allan Harris , saxist Houston Person and guitar maven Russell Malone .

    Some Swinging Stalwarts and Surprises

  • It features more than 40 events across the arts, including appearances from comedian Arthur Smith and jazz saxist Maceo Parker.

    This week's events previews

  • Warne Marsh, the tenor saxist partnering him on these classic sessions from the late 1940s and mid-50s, died in 1987 – an improv purist largely neglected back then as an oblique and soft-toned performer unfashionably at odds with the fiercer free-jazz and fusion sax sounds dominating the jazz world.

    Lee Konitz/Warne Marsh: Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh

  • This is the follow up to the American swing-tenorist Scott Hamilton and British multi-saxist Alan Barnes's Zootcase.

    Scott Hamilton/Alan Barnes: Hi-Ya

  • Cinematic Orchestra guitarist Stuart McCallum and saxist and clarinetist Gilad Atzmon introduce their own bite to the sounds of shimmering strings, rippling harps and humming classical sopranos.

    Jon Thorne: Watching the Well – review

  • This album finds saxist Branford Marsalis, keyboardist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Darryl Jones and drummer Omar Hakin still getting their feet wet in the less demanding rhythms of rock, where drive is often substituted for nuance, something these highly accomplished musicians had clearly learned by the time they hit the Cow Palace.

    Bring On The Night


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