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  1. Jazz and Improvisation
    Can anyone think of a tenor player that sounds like a mix between Ben Webster and Stan Getz (or Pres)? I know Scott Hamilton has combined much Ben Webster's phrasing and tone with bebop vocabulary. I would also be interested to know if there are any altoists out there that have successfully...
  2. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Thought people might enjoy this given the season. Great recording of Bird on 'White Christmas'. Let me know what you think! https://www.instagram.com/p/Br2gdr3gQ4M/
  3. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I couldn't find a thread for this, perhaps I missed it. From the pressrelease: Another significant highlight from the fall auction is Charlie Parker's Buescher Aristocrat E-flat alto saxophone, circa 1930s, consigned by the daughter of fellow Jazz saxophonist Bill Hood (est. $22,000-26,000)...
  4. Polls and Surveys
    I got interested in alto players that were on the scene before or while Bird became the scene. I'm thinking of guys like Benny Carter Johnny Hodges Sahib Shibab Ernie Henry Sonny Stitt and there are many more. Who do you have in mind? I'm especially interested in the ones that are almost...
  5. Brand Name Players ...
    Before I get flamed, does anyone not like Charlie Parker that much? I don't dislike him, I just find him a little bland.
  6. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Came across this on Bob Reynolds' blog: http://www.bobreynoldsmusic.com/practicing/paul-desmond-interviews-bird/
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