What is the definition of a (sax playing) SIDESMAN when related to jazz and other types of music? Is it a session musician, an important but not lead musician, a hanger-on? I think I might be one in the band but I'm not sure.
THE Terry Lightfoot, of trad jazz fame? Didn't he have his own band, great clarinetist - respect!I know a guy called Terry Lightfoot who has been a jazz musician since Adam was a lad. He's got a few interesting stories about session musicians which he shared with me. Got some of his old records. I had a few alto sax lessons from him when I first started.
Ah, does that mean 'who is not the leader NOR a session player' or
Me thinks that it means that it is one of those terms that is so quagmired in the misty pasts that, depending on your location, can have more than one meaning.Ah, does that mean 'who is not the leader NOR a session player' or
1 'who is not the leader'
2 'is a session player'
Doesn't bother me a as I will never be mistaken for either