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Stunning! Another side that we never see....
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Am I sad because I bought this on DVD just to find out what sax Judi Dench was playing ?
I saw a Jazz Opera on Lester Young's life called 'Prez' in 1985 (I think) at the Hull Truck Theatre. Music by Bernie Cash with libretto by Alan Plater who both jointly directed. It had a great band with Stan Robinson on saxes, Dave Cliff on guitar and Bernie Cash on double bass. Bernie Cash also produced a book of Lester Young transcriptions at the same time.Mind you the writer - Alan Plater - is a serious jazz buff. Check out his Biederbecke series for some great jazz composed for the films by Frank Ricotti and featuring Kenny Baker - check out "Live at the Limping Whippet". He also gave Tubby Hayes his first (only?) part in a BBC play, collaborated a lot with Alan Barnes and was a great supporter (in hard times) of the great Joe Harriott.
For the answer, here is an alto of the same type for sale on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPER-OLD...679?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc82bba37Rhys, those keycups are rather distinctive. But I have to confess 'no idea'. Do tell.