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Thanks guys. I sure wish youtube would list all musical personnel in its auto-generated copyright claim/description thing, though that would be a heck of a lot more work to do.
 

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Yeah, what a beautiful rendition by Seamus Blake of that Mingus tune! I was lucky enough to see the Mingus big band several years ago at the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society (on the coast just a few blocks from where I live). It was a fantastic show. I also saw Mingus a couple of times a few years before he died. IMO he was one of the all-time greatest jazz composers. And of course, he had some of the greatest musicians to play his music.
 

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Thanks, GreenBean, for the link to tenorman Seamus Blake's demonstration of what a sax can do -- unaccompanied or as lead voice, lyrical or lightning-fingered, high or low, rhythmic or free-form. More than inspirational, this track is a practical course on how to play jazz sax.
 

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Yo where you get that avatar image? (Who鈥檚 the painter?)
Funny thing, this image wasn't actually painted. Recently In my "free time", I have fiddled with computer generating images a bit. Not to dis artists (I do enjoy painting myself, though not so great), but I think some of the results are interesting. Basically, my avatar image is the result of a prompt something like, "a jazz saxophonist on a stool, realist oil painting." I only intend to use the image for my profile, as something unique and not a copyright violation. I wish I could paint something like this though.馃槱
 

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Funny thing, this image wasn't actually painted. Recently In my "free time", I have fiddled with computer generating images a bit. Not to dis artists (I do enjoy painting myself, though not so great), but I think some of the results are interesting. Basically, my avatar image is the result of a prompt something like, "a jazz saxophonist on a stool, realist oil painting." I only intend to use the image for my profile, as something unique and not a copyright violation. I wish I could paint something like this though.馃槱
OMG wait鈥 did I already ask you about this once before? It was artwork on a track you had posted in members recordings? Because this whole answer about AI-generated art with a cool sax image on here is very familiar! But maybe it was a different picture that time? Anyway this one I like how it looks like there鈥檚 two bells on that horn (hard to be sure from the thumbnail)? It鈥檚 pretty hip, dig very much!
 

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Green Bean,
Curious as to why you wrote this.
Thx

"I only intend to use the image for my profile, as something unique and not a copyright violation."
 

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Don't forget Booker Ervin!

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - YouTube

Or Rahsaan Roland Kirk, whose vocal version is lightyears ahead of Joni Mitchell's. (She copied Booker's tenor solo and did her vocalise lyrics on it; a well-established practice, but Rah did the tune his own way.)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - YouTube

I particularly enjoy when he sings "someone might have told you Lester Young's out of style" - "out of STYLE???!!!!?"

There just haven't been many tenor players who played with such total freedom as Rahsaan - even when he's playing totally inside, he's outside.
 

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Don't forget Booker Ervin!

Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - YouTube

Or Rahsaan Roland Kirk, whose vocal version is lightyears ahead of Joni Mitchell's. (She copied Booker's tenor solo and did her vocalise lyrics on it; a well-established practice, but Rah did the tune his own way.)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - YouTube

I particularly enjoy when he sings "someone might have told you Lester Young's out of style" - "out of STYLE???!!!!?"

There just haven't been many tenor players who played with such total freedom as Rahsaan - even when he's playing totally inside, he's outside.
John Handy played the tenor solo on the Ah Um cut, not Booker. Although Booker plays the melody with Handy. Handy's sound is so great, way more open and hollow (in a good way) than Booker's. The definitive version in my opinion, although the others mentioned in this thread are all great as well!!



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There just haven't been many tenor players who played with such total freedom as Rahsaan - even when he's playing totally inside, he's outside.
Absolutely! Man, Rahsaan is one of my all-time favorites. Maybe because I saw him live on several occasions. Back in the '70s, whenever he played in the Bay Area, I made sure to get there, and it was always a fantastic experience. Like most of the greats, you really had to see him live to full appreciate what he could do.

And yeah, John Handy played with MIngus. I took a class from John at SF State and he some entertaining stories about Mingus.
 

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OMG wait鈥 did I already ask you about this once before? It was artwork on a track you had posted in members recordings? Because this whole answer about AI-generated art with a cool sax image on here is very familiar! But maybe it was a different picture that time? Anyway this one I like how it looks like there鈥檚 two bells on that horn (hard to be sure from the thumbnail)? It鈥檚 pretty hip, dig very much!
Not sure if it was me who you asked earlier, although it sounds familiar. I might make a discussion later on this topic. I鈥檝e found that if I ask the AI for any real life images of saxophones, it returns with painfully cursed things, but some of its paintings are pretty sick!
 
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