I remember watching this many years ago, rented it from the local library... on VHS.
I couldn't find a copy in any format anywhere until a couple of weeks ago, a local hole-in-the-wall trade and save type place ordered it in from their supplier.
DVD looks great and it has a feature where you...
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...
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)...
I got interested in alto players that were on the scene before or while Bird became the scene. I'm thinking of guys like
and there are many more. Who do you have in mind? I'm especially interested in the ones that are almost...