Sax on the Web Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Distinguished SOTW Columnist and Saxophonistic Art
Joined
·
6,260 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
lynn ligammari i met in upstate ny years ago and she was an impressive student with great chops and a open mind.

check her myspace out & listen for her. shes a very interesting musician now on the nyc/brooklyn thing via the world.

i really enjoy her-hope you do too.

Click here: www.myspace.com/lynnligammari
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2008
Joined
·
4,046 Posts
lynn ligammari:
im an aries, in every sense of the word; i was a mistake(honestly) and am 15/13 years apart from my sister and brother respectively, i was born on april fools day; no joke; i like to feel constant stimulation on all levels, im indecisive yet love to get what i want (like i said, im an aries), i like peanut-butter more than anyone i've ever met, im always moving and getting involved in way too much at once, i like crushes, i like my coffee black with an occassional packet of splenda here and there, i like extremes, i like color, i like to write, i love music, i love art, i want to be a rock star.


Who I'd like to meet:
people who aren't afraid to look themselves in the mirror, people who face their life and fight for forward motion, people who have something to say, people who are real.
I heard techno music/electronics, but I didn't hear any musicians making music the old fashioned hard way. After reading her profile it seems like she's got her hands into too many things at once. Flighty would be a word to describe it. I don't get the impression she worked her hind end off to get the chops that say you have Tim. I'm only 33 but I still prefer musicians to put some blood, guts and sweat into their music.....I don't hear that from lynn.
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Columnist and Saxophonistic Art
Joined
·
6,260 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks for the imput Heath; opinions are good. We ALL hear things different and that is the interesting part of this.

From the very start, rock has had some wider meanings. The music and the related style elements made it possible for young people to distinguish themselves from adults and to communicate this to society. This is evident with people like Lynn. A great saxophone player who not only plays classical, and has embraced a _newer_idiom eg-rock to express herself and make a living.

Lynn has a distinctive identity as a musician of her era. It shows in her work live. In the beginning rock scared society and many representatives of the establishment spoke out against it very vehemently.This is a good thing because not_everyone_ hears things the same. Lynn certainly illustrates the ramifications of making these choices as a rocker.

Like it or not we all will react differently to rock and it's forms.Whether or not what we experience is a 'According to Hoyle' miracle is irrelevant. What is relevant is that someone is taking the time to express themselves and _TRY_to step ahead.The results seem to be happening for her. IMHO.

As Keith Richards once said- " You don't find a style, ... a style finds you. "
Lynn Ligammari got PLENTY of style she'll do just fine.

Hope a lot of the cool folks here get a chance to hear her live too.
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2008
Joined
·
4,046 Posts
Tim even though I've got jazz on the brain most all the time, I did listen to lots of different types of music coming up. I actually came out of the hardcore punk scene when it was real and not the watered down stuff they serve up these days. I understand what it's about having a creative outlet and something to represent what your about. Lynn is certainly doing nothing that would even remotely scare me off after attending many black flag/rollins band, minor threat/fugazi, and concerts with jello biafro.

I just don't understand how Lynn's music could be considered cutting edge or on the cusp of representing our modern times. She's doing exactly what everyone else is doing these days.

I like force in my music, I want to hear someone working and putting their whole soul into it in whatever style they choose, but plugging into the techno equipment just isn't cool with me. Music is as much an expression of our bodies movement and with all these electronic gizmos making the sounds for you it disconnects a major part of the experience.
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Columnist and Saxophonistic Art
Joined
·
6,260 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Movin' on....

There's some things about Lynn I forgot - such as;

Lynn was born & raised in the glorious, city of
niagara falls, NY (not to be confused with niagara falls, CA).

Lynn holds a Bachelor's & Master's degree from the Eastman School of Music, majoring in Music Education
and Saxophone Performance
.


In addition to thought, she has been fortunate enough to share the stage with various wonderful musicians such as: dick oatts, the temptations, the dave rivello ensemble, justin flynn, mike gordon, the half ton horns, the Eastman Wind & Jazz Ensembles, rufus reid, david kane's them jazzbeards, david bixler, harold jones, clay jenkins, rich thompson, the goo-goo dolls and brad lubman. Lynn has studied with: Ramon Ricker, Walt Weiskopf,her inspirations are drawn from such musicians as: Coltrane/Miles, Kenny Garrett, Bjork, Meshell Ndegeocello, Keith Jarrett, Maria Schneider, Lee Konitz,
Cannonball Adderly, the roots, Ella/Billie/Nina Simone, dave douglas,
brad mehldau, stevie wonder, tosca, kruder&dorfmeister, bill
frisell...this could go on forever..you get the idea.

Taken from-http://www.thoughtmusic.com/home.html

All in all quite an impressive lady with a horn.

When I first met her thru sax powerhouse & master educator Jack
Prybylski - her vibe was that of a forward thinker and someone whom I felt had the tools to do a lot in_HER_musical life.

ENJOY ~:)

Like I said- LISTEN FOR HER- SHE'S ONE OF THE COOL ONES.
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member.
Joined
·
4,680 Posts
Very good stuff; I'll keep an eye out for her, more .

Thanks for the positive vibes; the forum can never have too much of that.:cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
I've heard Lynn play on numerous occasions and I will definitely stand up here and say that she plays with all her heart and soul EVERY time that horn is in her mouth. It is a moving and inspiring experience to say the least whether she is playing jazz, classical, or original rock. I believe she is playing at the Blue Note Sept 29 with a band called "mocean worker"... I too expect big things from this woman.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
481 Posts
heath said:
Tim even though I've got jazz on the brain most all the time, I did listen to lots of different types of music coming up. I actually came out of the hardcore punk scene when it was real and not the watered down stuff they serve up these days. I understand what it's about having a creative outlet and something to represent what your about. Lynn is certainly doing nothing that would even remotely scare me off after attending many black flag/rollins band, minor threat/fugazi, and concerts with jello biafro.

I just don't understand how Lynn's music could be considered cutting edge or on the cusp of representing our modern times. She's doing exactly what everyone else is doing these days.

I like force in my music, I want to hear someone working and putting their whole soul into it in whatever style they choose, but plugging into the techno equipment just isn't cool with me. Music is as much an expression of our bodies movement and with all these electronic gizmos making the sounds for you it disconnects a major part of the experience.
say what--- lordy lordy-- are you PUNKING US:? :D :cool:
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top