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Dick Morrissey

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dick Morrissey is perhaps the epitome of the flexibility and versatility needed to be a successful musician. Adapting and changing with the times, he embraced new styles of music over three decades and achieved acclaim across bebop, jazz, and funk.
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Graeme Blevins

Saturday, April 23, 2016

He has spent years touring with Pop Queen Kylie Minogue, performed and recorded with Phil Collins, toured the world with Kyle Eastwood and also finds time to play with new music pioneers the Delta Saxophone Quartet. Graeme Blevins really has done it all. In this Player Profile he tells us about how he manages to balance all these different styles of playing.
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SAX LEGEND: Grover Washington Jr

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Grover Washington Jnr was a saxophonist who enjoyed massive commercial success. Yet he attracted criticism for that popularity and was sometimes accused of selling out.
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Clarence Clemons

Thursday, August 13, 2015

At 6’4” tall, Clarence Clemons was known as “the Big Man”.  A sax player, musician and actor, Clarence Clemons was best known for his close partnership with Bruce Springsteen in the E Street Band.
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Marcel Mule

Friday, May 15, 2015

French Classical Saxophone Virtuoso Marcel Mule is regarded as a master of his instrument on a par with figures such as Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolo Paganini, Jascha Heifetz, and Arthur Rubinstein.
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Hank Crawford

Monday, April 13, 2015

When discovering a new player it’s always a brilliant exercise to find out where their inspiration came from.  Often you can track back that line of influence in sound and melodic approach and in doing so learn a lot about what makes up a style.
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Chris Potter: Imaginary Cities

Thursday, February 19, 2015

To say I was excited about receiving my copy of Chris Potter’s ‘Imaginary Cities’ would be one of the biggest understatements of 2015.  When he made his debut for ECM in February 2013 I was excited at what would happen; Manfred Eicher’s legendary label has always been one of my favourite record labels but add to that the original and exciting voice of Chris Potter as a performer and composer.
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David Sanborn plays Limerick

Friday, January 09, 2015

Whilst it has a strong Jazz scene, Limerick in Ireland has hosted a Jazz festival for just three years.  So, you can imagine my surprise when, having replied “David Sanborn” (as an off-the-top-of-my-head joke) to her question “guess who’s playing at the Limerick Jazz festival this year?”, my partner simply looked at me and said “who told you?”
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