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BOTM June 2019 By the Time I get to Phoenix

chadders

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Its my pleasure to host this months Ballad of the Month and I have chosen one of my favourites. It's Jimmy Webbs' "By the Time I get to phoenix"

In this Folder, there is an MP3 , Eb & Bb part and the band in a box file for your delectation

This song was made famous by Glen Campbell


However I much prefer Jimmy webs stripped back version


The chord changes are just so nice and I love the change to the major key for the songs final phrase

Hope you have fun playing this one !!

Chadders
 
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I really like the Oscar Peterson version!! very laid back

I listened a couple of times to the Willis Jackson version. I'm sure he is slightly flat in those opening bars but once in full swing he pulls it back in.. I really struggled to find any sax versions of this song on Youtube so that is a good find !
 

randulo

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Ok, I am a big fan of BOTM and SOTM and as such, I put this forth with its "advanced" intonation (hey, forget quarter tones, I'm into a few cents off, like the $0.99 store). I haven't touched the soprano in weeks and that shows, too, but I didn't like the key on the alto. I didn't look at the music, so the first time through, the major ending came up behind me. It's awfully long, but next time I'll do something more interesting.

https://soundcloud.com/randulo%2Fby-the-time-phoenix-gets-to-me View: https://soundcloud.com/randulo/by-the-time-phoenix-gets-to-me


The curved soprano is an "El Cheapo" but I have a nice Syos custom mouthpiece on it. There isn't enough time to play even two saxophones. What it be like when I inherit a million and buy a tenor?
 

Jeanette

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Ok, I am a big fan of BOTM and SOTM and as such, I put this forth with its "advanced" intonation (hey, forget quarter tones, I'm into a few cents off, like the $0.99 store). I haven't touched the soprano in weeks and that shows, too, but I didn't like the key on the alto. I didn't look at the music, so the first time through, the major ending came up behind me. It's awfully long, but next time I'll do something more interesting.

https://soundcloud.com/randulo%2Fby-the-time-phoenix-gets-to-me View: https://soundcloud.com/randulo/by-the-time-phoenix-gets-to-me


The curved soprano is an "El Cheapo" but I have a nice Syos custom mouthpiece on it. There isn't enough time to play even two saxophones. What it be like when I inherit a million and buy a tenor?
Nice playing, something in your tone reminds me of KennyG :)

JX
 

randulo

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Nice playing, something in your tone reminds me of KennyG :)

JX
Thanks JX! Kenny G's intonation doesn't take into account my new "philosophy" of being able to be both sharp or flat by 10-20 cents. I find the soprano intonation to be as hard as side guitar. Maybe I should have bought a better instrument, but hopefully I'll get better at controlling it.
 
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