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This is quite encouraging - a music video from Sony Music of Amy Dickson on soprano sax, playing Philip Glass.

She plays beautifully, making extensive use of circular breathing technique, and looks suitably glamorous to boot. The piece itself is interesting too.

It seems like the classical saxophone world has taken to circular breathing in a big way. Seems like it is required in quite a lot of the repertoire, especially those adapted from string or keyboard compositions where the long lines leave no room for one to steal a breath in between.

The clip :

 

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Isn't that how Coltrane woodshedded "Giant Steps" - arpeggiate the heck out of the changes. :twisted:
 

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zorrosg :

MANY thanks for the clip! It, in one swell foop, displayed all three of my favorite things ... a good looking lady, the music of Philip Glass, and - um , err - oh yeah, a straight soprano sax!!!

Can anyone tell me what kind she was? (The sax, I mean - seriously. It looked like it might be a sterling silver Yani, Selmer?)
 

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The circular breathing is pretty good and the intonation flawless. Another talented Aussie!
 
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