WOAH - - That's FRANK VICARI on tenor !!!
The most jazzy rock artist...
Is it the same Pete Christlieb as on the recording on tenor?
WOAH- That's FRANK VICARI on tenor sax!!!
As _some_might remember we Frank Vicari passed away this year.
LISTEN...please...to Franks sound and lines he's eons away from Pete
Christlieb. Similar in a funky tenor way yes- but Frank got a real grit in his sound. Pete does too...BUT That IS where it stops.
Vicari for my money was a _STRONGER_tenor player and had more personality than ANY of the guys today. Other than of couse the legends etc and guys from the George Coleman era.
I'd take VICARI over any of the guys on the ChrisCross label and also many others. No cut on those great guys either- VICARI was a different breed.
He sat aside of SAL in the Woody Herman band, he paid the dues of AFTER playing with guys like TOM WAITS, WOODY or MAYNARD and Mike Maneri's White Elephant Band...of doing the most stupid of [email protected]
@ gigs 'round Atlantic City and NyC. Playing those show rooms where you'd get a contact headache from the vibe. hahha -
Frank had it... In a word- MATURITY. ( CHRISTLIEB GOT THE SAME DEAL TOO- imho...MATURITY )
FUNNY EVERYONE SAIS- " you gotta be in NYC "....etc...well FRANK WAS.
I remember hearing him at Monday gigs where I know nobody made their gas or parking money. Let alone enough to pay a water or rent bill.
Yea Frank _WAS_in NYC. I remember seeing him walk his dog on 43st and was just really a great great guy. One of my students that grad' from Loyola in NOLA was asking about Frank just yesterday..asking about that cool guy with the dog who played with Waits. We saw Frank about 5 years ago on 43st with his dog on a Saturday night. We sat with him for over 2 hours talking saxophone. Frank knew I dug him, and was happy to just sit and converse. My student NEVER forgot it. VICARI would come into Robertos and play test his horns, and it was OVER. Nothing in the world sounded that cool. IF YOU HEARD THAT YOU'D BE HAPPY TO BE IN THE SAME ROOM WITH A GIANT LIKE THAT LET ALONE TRYING TO PLAY THE SAME HORN.
There was a time _EVERY_tenor player worked/ gigged on Saturday night. NO MATTER WHAT. WHAT HAPPENED
YES- That's Frank Vicari on that Waits clip- for those interested there's a DVD called " Broken Heart" that Frank plays on too of Waits.