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Hey everyone, it's been a while since I've SOTWed, but that's what happens when you're a college junior...

Anyways, I saw this video and I couldn't help but beat myself up over how the heck he does that scream every now and then. I'd think it's some altissimo multiphonic, but do those even exist? I'd love to know how to do that since my style of playing is very much like that these days and that's such a crowd pleaser.

And yes, that's the First Lady of Jazz walking in in the middle of the clip.

Thanks for any info!

And here's the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWt815iow0k
 

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Frank D said:
Cool link, thanks for sharing that.

The EH "scream" is an altissimo note on the sax, accompanied by a vocal scream in the throat, both on the same pitch.
Easier said than done. I don't know how he does it, really. Maybe I'll give it a try, sometime when the neighbors are all away at work.
 

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Eddie Harris really rocks, I think he must be one of the most groovy saxophone players there ever was... "All the way live" with Jimmy Smith is one of my favorite records.
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Great tune - hadn't really listened to him before - guess I'll be buying a few more tunes....

Thanks for the link
 

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I saw Eddie harris in San francisco years ago and he played mostly straight ahead bop all night. No funk at all. He was incredible - melodic, complex, rich, driving - the whole package.
 
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