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szodiac

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Hi all,

My name is Tony and I'm a guitarist,

Without sounding too much like an AA confession, I've play the 6-string axe for over 40 years and came to the conclusion that I needed a change. Have always been interested in jazz but found I'd moved away from rock etc. and listen mainly to Trane, Miles, Cannonball, Pine, Rollins etc. Also, my change of direction was intensified by seeing piano player Stan Tracey play and meeting the great man. So to learn the sax seemed the next logical step. And here we are with a Yami 25 alto, BW Tenor and currently a stinking cold so no sax until that clears up!
 

Andrew Sanders

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Hi Tony,
From another sax wielding guitarist, welcome. How long have you been playing the saxes?
 

Chris

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Ooops!!! and another sax wielding guitarist..Hi Tony and welcome to the Café..

Chris..
 

old git

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Welcome to the caff©, Tony.

There are some mean banjo pickers here as well. Fancy a 'grass session?

ENJOY!​™
 

jeremyjuicewah

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Hello szodiac. I play guitar too but it was other people who decided I needed to change. Be careful what you wish for is what I sez to them.
Mike
 

gladsaxisme

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Hi szodiac

Welcome to the cafe hope you enjoy the chat.Sorry to hear it took you 40yrs to realise you were playing the wrong instrument but hey we all make mistakes...All the best and happy new sax year...John
 

aldevis

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“In Rock you play 3 chords and have 1000 people listening, but in Jazz you play 1000 chords and have 3 people listening!”
~ Frank Zappa on differences between Jazz & Rock music
 

szodiac

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Hi all,

Thanks for all the welcomes and various comments!

I've been playing the sax for about three months after trying the clarinet for two months before then. I don't regret my time playing guitar/bass as a creative outlet and making some good friends along the way.

Whilst writing I was wondering if anybody has seen/got a book called Jazz Theory by Andy Jaffe. It seems to have vanished from the face of the earth or maybe gone out of print. it's been recommended by a few other experts and I'd like to know if it's worth trying to find.

Cheers,
Tony
 

Two Voices

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Hi Tony,

Welcome to the 'funny farm' :))) well the mad house at least :shocked: >:)
I'm another sax wielding guitarist but my foremost instrument is the piano. Stan Tracy is my idol. Played a lot at Ronnie Scotts with all the greats both sides of the pond! One in particular comes to mind is our own Pete King! Pete's an Alto Saxist that plays a lot like bird.

I won't bore you further *picks up anorak and leaves*
 
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