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Many threads on this already here, but can't seem to find anything on this and don't want to search through the huge CD topic.

I have Nicolas Prost's recording, and he's obviously skilled, but are there any very good recordings out there that I can draw more inspiration from? This definitely seems to be a piece that accommodates a lot of artistic interpretation.
 

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I like Nobuya Sugawa's recording in his "Exhibition of Saxophone" CD
Michael Hester made a recording too in his "Seasons" CD as well
 

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Good luck with the piece btw, it's quite a challenge. Are you going to play slap tongue on the last note? :p
 

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I'll submit my recording for your listening. Check it out here.
It's included on my forthcoming CD on Centaur Records, In Friendship. Just finishing up some final tweaks on the liner notes, and it should be pressed shortly.
One decision that you must make is whether you regard it as a CAPRICE (in the form of a waltz), or as a caprice in the form of a WALTZ, if you get the idea. I also have an outstanding Al Gallodoro recording, complete with fabulous double-tonguing on the last page. Lots of recordings to draw inspiration from.
Best,
JR
 

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Slap tongue? Ewww. Jamal Rossi also has a very good recording out. I don't know what CD it is on, though.
I prefer slap tongue on the last note, i sort of feel like the last note is just a honk when you don't,
but that's just me :O
 

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Well, it wasn't written as a slap... and it shouldn't be a problem to play a low C#, rather than honking it.

I'll second Professor Romain as an excellent example! Looking forward to the CD!

Steve P
 

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Modern- James Romain and Ties Mellema

Vintage- Al Gallodoro and Marcel Mule

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The only recording I've heard with a slap at the end is Sugawa's, and I don't think it's necessary. It shouldn't be too difficult to play a C# without honking. I have a few recordings of the piece and I'm not particularly fond of any of them. The only recordings I've heard that I really like are Marcel Mule and James Romain.
 

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I don't mind a honk at the end--or a slap. I think the honk would be funnier. It's a light-hearted piece (although a technical challenge---and yes, I've performed it) that shouldn't be taken TOO seriously.
 

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Harvey Pittel has a great recording of it. I also think I've heard Nathan Nabb play it very well, though I don't remember if it was live or a recording (if it was a recording I don't have it....haha). and neither of them did slap tongue on the last note...
 

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Somebody please wake me up... I think I'm having a nightmare where saxophone players are talking about slap tonguing the end of the Bonneau...
 

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Dannel said:
Yea, it's all about taking it up 4 octaves
I used to love altissimo, now?!?...;):cool:

I only object to obsessing over one note. That's easily edited in a recording. Live, no one cares.
 

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Isn't that what we are supposed to do here, bicker about tiny things that don't matter? :D
 

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I've listened to a lot of these recently... and I've got some great ideas flowing! Thanks!

One question while I have this thread open, however-Bottom of page two, on my arrangement-how are you supposed to do the B to palm D trill? My best idea is to play the B normally then bring my middle finger around to trill with the Eb palm key. It's really awkward but the pitch is worth it.
 

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Jimmy Alto said:
I've listened to a lot of these recently... and I've got some great ideas flowing! Thanks!

One question while I have this thread open, however-Bottom of page two, on my arrangement-how are you supposed to do the B to palm D trill? My best idea is to play the B normally then bring my middle finger around to trill with the Eb palm key. It's really awkward but the pitch is worth it.
I shift my LH so that I play the B with my 2nd finger, freeing my first finger to trill the Eb key.
 
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