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  • n. Plural form of saxophonist.


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  • The vicar would never let our saxophonists bring their instruments into the church; he claimed the saxophone was the devil's instrument and represented the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

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  • He's my secret weapon, he said, referring to the pianist who came to light playing with saxophonists Marsh and Lee Konitz in the '50s.

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  • Where Mr. Diehl goes for consistency, Mr. Batiste is remarkably diverse; his own semi-classic was the Brazilian choro "Tico-Tico no Fubá," yet he also played a pair of lullabies with his saxophonists Eddie Barbash and Matt Marantz, and parade-style variations on folk numbers like "You Are My Sunshine" and "Skip to My Lou" in styles that mixed in influences from Professor Longhair to Ahmad Jamal.

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  • Although lacking the full orchestra that Coltrane utilized on the 1961 session, tenor saxophonists Dave Liebman and Ravi Coltrane the composer's son, did justice to such Trane triumphs as his modal waltz treatment of "Greensleeves," which was enough to convince me that Henry VIII had been King of Africa.

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  • The same goes for one of Hill's most creative admirers, the American pianist Matthew Shipp, who plays at the Vortex with star British jazz/improv guests including saxophonists Evan Parker (Wednesday) and Paul Dunmall, accompanied by bassist and drummer John Edwards and Mark Sanders (Thursday).

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  • The recording featured several musicians who would go on to become pillars of the jazz avant garde, including saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and Marion Brown.

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  • Most members of the 10-piece ensemble are respected bandleaders, including saxophonists Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Vincent Herring and Sabir Mateen, bassist Ben Allison, drummer Matt Wilson and trumpeter Jeremy Pelt.

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  • Scott Hamilton, the Rhode Island tenor sax man, missed a generation in his jazz evolution – his age destined him to be a postbopper, growing up like the late Michael Brecker in John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter's shadows, but he preferred the song-shaped lyricism of the saxophonists that had passed by long before.

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  • For a flat-out bopper who could burn off the fastest saxophonists in the business, Hayes had an affecting lyrical side, as the title track reveals before the leader begins shuffling the repertoire of upwardly barrelling ascents, flying bebop runs and swing-sax warbles he was renowned for, driven relentlessly by Mathewson's unrelenting walk and Levin's explosive percussion.

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  • The "Nonet," is a cut-down, customized version of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and its most salient feature is five of the strongest saxophonists in town, most of whom are Vanguard vets: Steve Slagle, Ralph Lalama, George Garzone, Gary Smulyan and of course the formidable leader.

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