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saxman80

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Newbe from Kent

Hi,:w00t:
I'm a Tenor man, started blowing about 20 years ago but because of various commitments couldn't really put enough time in, but i've been back at it for 3 years and really enjoying it. Currently playing a SA 80 and working on a mellow tone,as well as pulling my hair out with improvising on some jazz standards, i have got hold of a copy of Pete's book and found the exercises very helpful.
I've been up to Ronnie Scotts a couple of times recently some of the bands there are amazing.
I'm pleased to find this site and look forward to learning from some of you and helping out if i can.
Regards.
saxman80
 
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Taz

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Re: Newbe from Kent

Welcome to the cafe, Ronnies' is one of those places that I would love to go, probably more for the atmosphere than the jazz as I'm not a big fan.
 

trimmy

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Re: Newbe from Kent

Welcome to the cafe saxman :)

Would love to go to Ronnies myself, i think i will make that my New Years resolution, aswell as getting a tenor, a sop and a connonball alto hmmmmm too many resolutions ;)
 

saxman80

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Re: Newbe from Kent

Thanks for the welcome guys.:)
Yes the atmosphere at Ronnies is great,don't worry if your not a hardcore Jazz fan most of the bands they have you can check out on you tube before you book tickets.The last band i saw was King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys,im not sure if they would fit into the Jazz genre.
 

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Re: Newbe from Kent

Hi Saxman80. Welcome to the cafe from another man of Kent. (Medway). Quite a few Kentish types on the forum. I'm hoping to get up to Ronnie Scotts myself early in the new year. Cheers.
Simon.
 

old git

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Welcome to the caff©, saxman.

Man of Kent or Kentish man? Be careful with your reply as you might have Nick as a neighbour. >:)

ENJOY!
 

saxman80

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Thanks again for the big welcome guys.:thumb:
I would be a Man of Kent as i was born in Dover, i believe if you were born the other side of the River Medway you are a Kentish Man.
 

SimonB64

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I'm a Thames Man (born in Fulham) who masquerades as a Man of Kent to blend in with the locals. (although I've been round these parts for 25 years!) The Man of Kent is a good music pub in Rochester, btw......
 

saxman80

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That must almost make you a proper cockney Simon, although my old nan used to say that you had to be born within earshot of the Bow Bells to be a proper cockney.
 

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Re: Newbe from Kent

Hi Saxman and welcome to the cafe. Been to Ronnie`s many times old and new. (Gerrard and Frith Street} I saw the legendary Tubby Hayes there I think it was with the Jazz Couriers back in the late fifties early sixties. I also saw Zoot Sims one of the first American musicians to play in England after the MU problem. Great place Ronnie`s but I think it is losing it`s pure Jazz ID since Pete King sold it. Although there was always an occasional rock artist there. You will enjoy it here Regds Memories are made of this.N.
 

SimonB64

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That must almost make you a proper cockney Simon, although my old nan used to say that you had to be born within earshot of the Bow Bells to be a proper cockney.
WEll I suppose if a strong wind blew in the right direction we might have been able to hear the Bow Bells. Or at least imagine that we could! When I moved to Kent as a teenager, I was regarded as a cockney by school friends. I do know a fair bit of rhyming slang though. And I love a bit of Pie and Mash! ;)
 

saxman80

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WEll I suppose if a strong wind blew in the right direction we might have been able to hear the Bow Bells. Or at least imagine that we could! When I moved to Kent as a teenager, I was regarded as a cockney by school friends. I do know a fair bit of rhyming slang though. And I love a bit of Pie and Mash! ;)


Pie and Mash is great as long as its got a good ladle full of licker:p
 

saxman80

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Think you could be right about there Navarro,
Ronnie Scotts All Stars came on first and performed 3 well known standards,what i would refer to as pure jazz. Then King Pleasure & Biscuit Boys played a set, a top draw band but not really jazz.
 

saxman80

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I think we have possibly been using the same pie & mash shop Simon, unless of course they are all like that!
 

Profusia

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Welcome aboard saxman!

Enjoy your coffee and chats. You'll be doing more helping me than learning from me (only been playing 11 weeks) but that's fine by me!! :w00t:
 
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