Archive for tenor saxophone

Hang My Tears Out To Dry

Posted in Jazz with tags , , on June 11, 2013 by telescoper

Ever since Coleman Hawkins recorded his famous version of Body and Soul in 1939, the yardstick by which tenor saxophonists have come to be measured is by their playing on ballads. By that standard, and indeed by any other, Dexter Gordon must be right up there with all the greats. This is his lovely version of the Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn composition I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry, from the album Go, which is an object lesson in not trying too hard when you’ve got a great tune to work on.

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Me and my horn….

Posted in Biographical, Music with tags , , on January 6, 2013 by telescoper

How will I amuse myself when I’ve got no TV or internet connection?

Here’s the answer…

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..although I’m not sure the neighbours are going to be very happy about it!