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then you can be comforted by the fact that famous pros do it too!!
Getz was notorious for it. Pepper Adams had his fair share?

But the best of all time (for me) is Trane on the unauthorized European release cd Live at The Half Note (there are 2 with same name). The cd starts with the great ballad he alawys played-- I Want To Talk About You.
The first time I heard it driving in my truck I thought it was the cd or my player-- I quickly ran it back to hear again. We are talking about a big loud one:!: (at least he did it with great authority!!!).
But that is just the beginning. He chirps and squaks through the rest of the solo. SHOCKING!!!
The other tracks are ok.
To hear the first one free go to

http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6974678/a/Live+At+The+Half+Note.htm
 

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maybe a slip of the tongue.......:)
 

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i think we can ignore one little squeak since it is outweighed a fair bit by the rest of his career ;)

or perhaps the trumpet player picked up another one of coltranes horns backstage and blew with his teeth on the reed just to annoy him ;)
 

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ok, maybe tongue-in-cheek then! :D
 

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Back in '67 or '68 at my request my Dad took me to a JATP concert at Carnegie Hall. On the bill was Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington & Orch., Oscar Peterson Trio & Ella Fitzgerald. I was a wide eyed kid! Anyway, each player had a ballad feature & the great Benny Carter starts the pickup to I Can't Get Started, and when he lays into the maj 7th on down beat of bar 1 he lets out the loudest, boldest chirp I ever heard. He didn't miss a beat & went rolling along. Taught me something important.:D
 

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Back in '67 or '68 at my request my Dad took me to a JATP concert at Carnegie Hall. On the bill was Coleman Hawkins, Benny Carter, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington & Orch., Oscar Peterson Trio & Ella Fitzgerald. I was a wide eyed kid! Anyway, each player had a ballad feature & the great Benny Carter starts the pickup to I Can't Get Started, and when he lays into the maj 7th on down beat of bar 1 he lets out the loudest, boldest chirp I ever heard. He didn't miss a beat & went rolling along. Taught me something important.:D
good story :D
 

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I find what I assume to be the squeaking of guitar players' fingers along the strings detracts from my enjoyment of recordings, as do the audible intakes of breath of some close-miked wind players.

That's why live music is so great.... the odd chirp, squeak or puff is quickly forgotten in the joy of just listening to the music :D
 

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rogerb40uk said:
I find what I assume to be the squeaking of guitar players' fingers along the strings detracts from my enjoyment of recordings, as do the audible intakes of breath of some close-miked wind players.

That's why live music is so great.... the odd chirp, squeak or puff is quickly forgotten in the joy of just listening to the music :D
That's not nearly as distracting to me as the moaning of cellists and certain solo jazz keyboard artists.:D
 

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What I hate is when the audience begins moaning in pain, or actually weeping!

wimps, they just can't take it!:evil:
 

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My most embarassing one came at the end of a 7 minute long piece. Now I learn to start off lightly with a relaxed emboucher and save energy for the end. It happened as a result of overbiting.

Professional singers sometimes goof in concert too.
 

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Some one wrote on the net that Parker got the Bird nickname because he chirped (like a bird). (It must be true because it was on the net.:D )
 

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Some one wrote on the net that Parker got the Bird nickname because he chirped (like a bird). (It must be true because it was on the net.:D )
I think they nicknamed him Yardbird when he was a kid because he so loved to eat fried chicken. Still, ever heard a chicken chirp when you drop it in the deep fat frier?


at church when I was a boy I studied with a deep fat friar; he called me grasshopper. Them fried grasshoppers is tasty too!
 

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Without getting too deep into the Bird topic, the story goes that they were driving on a long trip. The car ran over a chicken (bird). Parker asked the driver to stop and went back to get the dead bird which he later cooked. I actually read a book on him as well as saw the movie (documentary).
 

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I heard Brecker let out some God-awful squeals. I have one hair-raising squeal on a bootleg I have from Yoshi's. He just shrugged it off and went on playing his butt off.
 

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I have a follow on Q for those who know more about classical players. All the squeaks so far are from jazz guys and i;m sure we could build significantly on the examples so far. I'm interested to know whether there are recorded examples of this by famous classical artists or would you just automatically get run out of town if you did this as a classical musician? This is a serious question rather than a "provocative" one. I would like to post this question in the classical section but i think maybe people would think i was taking the rip. :)
 

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I have a follow on Q for those who know more about classical players. All the squeaks so far are from jazz guys and i;m sure we could build significantly on the examples so far. I'm interested to know whether there are recorded examples of this by famous classical artists or would you just automatically get run out of town if you did this as a classical musician? This is a serious question rather than a "provocative" one. I would like to post this question in the classical section but i think maybe people would think i was taking the rip. :)

If you want one I could record myself practicing altissimo:)
 
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