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Alexander Glazounov wrote his Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra (1934); Jacques Ibert composed Concertino da Camera (alto saxophone and eleven instruments, 1935); Bernard Heiden created his Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1937); and Paul Creston produced his Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1939), all of which are still considered part of the major repertoire.
The for alto saxophone and orchestra is an arrangement of Theodorakis' for violin and piano no 1 (1952), written by Yiannis Sambrovalakis (a musicologist and clarinetist) in 2005, for the virtuoso saxophonist Theodore Kerkezos.
Thus "Solitude," for solo piano, nods audibly and respectfully to Scott Joplin without ever sounding like a ragtime piece, while the Adagio for alto saxophone and piano interpolates stomping, tango-like sections in among its long lyrical lines and its sections of occasionally rather bombastic romanticism.
Playing alto saxophone in English big-bands of the 1940s Morley became a fulltime arranger in 1950, eventually arranging records for singers like Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Marlene Dietrich and Noel Coward.
HIS love was jazz and the swing in music which made people dance when the glittering halls were an escape from the grey grip of the hungry years, but it was from the scorer's box at the local cricket club, where he was paid two shillings and sixpence (12/ 2 p) a match, that he earned enough to buy his alto saxophone.
After wrapping up things in Jordan the Octet will head to Syria and Lebanon to continue its tour.Amadis Dunkel, trombone; Daniel Blanc, lead alto saxophone and flute; Daniel Schlucter, alto saxophone; Alex Hendriksen, tenor saxophone; Alex Hilbe, baritone and alto saxophone; Oliver Friedli, Piano; Corcoran Holt on bass and Clyde Adams on drums, were the eight musicians from Switzerland, Lichtenstein, the Netherlands and the US who gave a new definition to the word "groovy."According to Dunkel, when he started talking about forming the Octet, a lot of people thought he was crazy; nevertheless, everybody wanted to be part of it in order to play new arrangements.
Exhale features a quartet anchored by the inimitable tuba of Bob Stewart, with John Hicks on piano and organ, Cecil Brooks III on drums, and of course Arthur Blythe on alto saxophone. Long-time Blythe fans will be familiar with the sound achieved by this group, and long-time jazz fans will be familiar with several of the cuts, such as "Cousin Mary," "Come Sunday," "Night Train," and "All Blues." It is always a pleasure to hear these musicians play familiar music in a fresh yet comfortable way.
Four years later she realized her dream of an all-woman band with Isle of Klezbos, which in addition to Garniez and Karpel includes Pam Fleming (trumpet and flugelhorn), Debra Kreisberg (clarinet and alto saxophone), and Catherine Popper (bass).
The most notable Crackers were Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, on alto saxophone and trombone, respectively.
On the edgy "Right Back At Ya," he showcases his alto saxophone, and his command of the instrument is evident throughout.
The man himself played everything from alto saxophone to flute - even simultaneous sax and clarinet - on one occasion soloing for over ten minutes in a spellbinding display of virtuosity.