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then there's this version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAAzhm1YBBY

I remember hearing a live version of this song. It's a long story so I won't bore you, but we had no idea what it was, and at one point he talked/sang about the "coffee was so strong it got up walked over and attacked the roll" or something like that. :lol:
 

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WOAH - - That's FRANK VICARI on tenor !!!

Sorba said:
The most jazzy rock artist...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETc80QfODkQ

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.
 

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That's FRANK VICARI too :)

Bill Mecca said:
then there's this version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAAzhm1YBBY

snip ; ; ;:

That's Frank Vicari too.:)

Very cool time feel, the SOUND he got on those Links and often in the Woody era the WolfTayne 9 mouthpiece was amazing.

FRANK VICARI....a lesson in sound:)
 

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JazzItUp said:
what's wrong with that guy's voice? did he swallow a frog or something?
Is this your first exposure to Tom Waits? Listen up. Sax players can learn from his sax players, but also from him. Make your tenor sound like his voice (pour whiskey down the bell for 20 years.) :)
 

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Tim Price said:
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.
I can't find that dvd anywhere :cry:
 

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Thanks a lot reedsplinter

btw just found this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhEYN4qSf4o&mode=related&search=

From danish television. Elephant beer is a Carlsberg strong beer...

The quotes to waltzing Mathilda, shows that Tom traubert's blues was inspired by meeting danish folk singer mathilde Bondo in -76.. look it up on wikipedia.

ANYWAY Vicari also on sax on this one. MAN i gotta agree totally with Tim Price, his is rock steady, and what a TONE

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z9zk2-fCqQ
 
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