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by jing24
(31 posts)
8 years ago

who is your favorite sax player and song

mine is charles mingus and ho down

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  1. by muzikman_wky
    (17 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

    Charles mIngus WAS a bass player.. gotta be Charlie Parker - cherokee

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  2. by Repetti17
    (12 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

    Sonny Rollins - Autumn Nocturne

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    1. by raleighdoby
      (2 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      David sanborn

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  3. by kelsey
    (793 posts)

    8 years ago

    Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

    Charles Mingus was a bass player. My favorite sax player is the very late Charlie Parker.......Kelsey
    Barry Kelsey

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    1. by jing24
      (31 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      have you heard charlie parkers BIRD album and charles mingus's song is still good

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      1. by kelsey
        (793 posts)

        8 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        I've heard most everything ever recorded by Charlie Parker. I also love old recordings by Charlie Mingus. There are so many wonderful things to listen to. The only thing better than listening to jazz is learning to play jazz........Kelsey
        Barry Kelsey

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        1. by CountSpatula
          (602 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

          Charlie Parker is an awsome sax player, I just wish his recordings weren't so crappy (not the song, just the static stuff old record or whatever.) But I listen to David Sanborn more, I just love the way he sounds=)

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        2. by saxplaya81
          (110 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

          LOL what do you expect all of his recordings are from the 40's 50's they didnt exactly have digital recording back then.

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      2. by kelsey
        (793 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        The greatest sax player that has ever lived was Michael Brecker. I have many favorites but Michael is the one player that could play things that will be forever impossible for me to play. He is also a very under rated player. Last year (2/25/06) I wrote the post saying Charlie Parker was my favorite. Parker will always be my favorite but Michael Brecker was the best. This is my last post.....Kelsey
        Barry Kelsey

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      3. by jeffgrossmeyer
        (2 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        If you liked Charlie Parker, have you ever heard Sonny Stitts dedication cd its really on it. I think its called sonny stitt plays parker,youll really enjoy it.I personally am a tenor player but learn from his technique.

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    2. by Dark Eyes
      (138 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      As for me, the master of subtone Stan Getz. His Bossa Nova masterpiece Desafinado with Bird's rhythm section is simply moving. Also, his creation, Dark Eyes, is absolutely magnificent. My favorite of all time. (Also features another alto sax player whom I do not recognize. If anyone has the name I'd love it.)Wonderful dark mood that explodes into a fast paced movement of excitement. However, it is about 13 minutes long. Still amazing though.

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    3. by Gooshbanshee
      (24 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      stanly turrentine- sugar

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    4. by pyro883
      (7 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      Charlie Parker is great, and i love all his work with Dizzy. Favorite song Sepian Bounce

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      1. by Ray Cole
        (1 post)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        I like Charlie Parker My favorite song is If I Should Lose You

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    5. by saxplaya81
      (110 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      John Coltrane: Tie between Giant steps and A love supreme

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    6. by straightj23
      (103 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      John Coltrane - Giant Steps, Charlie Parker - Ornithology, Gordon Goodwin - Count Bubba, Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness, and many others.

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    7. by Dark Eyes
      (138 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      Has to be Stan Getz without a doubt. He moves with such fluency and his tone is unmatchable. That's why he's called the sound. My favorite sound has got to be Dark Eyes(seen that before:->). Great mood as well as rhythmic sense and chord changes. Love it to death. Cheers, Dark Eyes (unloved thesis)

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    8. by swingstreet
      (315 posts)

      8 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      I've got two favorites. Benny Carter-All the songs on Further Definitions. Johnny Hodges-Prelude To A Kiss from Ellington Indigos.

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    9. by Michael Collins
      (13 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      My favorite sax player would definitely have to be Lester Young. I love his beautiful tone and how his solos are all so strong on rhythm. My favorite tunes by Pres are "D.B. Blues" and a version of "I Got Rhythm" on an album called Classic Tenors.

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    10. by bleeding-gums
      (5 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      if u guys want to hear intensity then u should tune your ears to cannonball adderleys solo in his song "toy"

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      1. by jing24
        (31 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        great song and i got the sheet music for it online i can get it for u if u want

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    11. by altoplayer2011
      (2 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      Kenny G...I dont really know

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    12. by ref696
      (2 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      Jimmy Dorsey-"All of Me" or "So Rare"

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    13. by weinscott
      (11 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      Hoe-Down was recorded by Oliver Nelson on the record Blues and the Abstract Truth so pehaps you mean Oliver Nelson on tenor or Eric Dolphy on alto. They were both on that recording.
      The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step

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    14. by sax&sax
      (18 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      charlie parker laura&lover man

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    15. by BVP123
      (9 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      I used to not listen to much Joshua Redman but now he is the only guy i am really listening to. Go on Youtube and type in joshua redman. Watch Straight Ahead ith his quartet and then Jazz Crimes or Molten Soul with his trio. Best stuff ever!

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    16. by saxmankyle
      (1 post)

      7 years ago

      Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

      no one has said anything about this guy if they know him masato honda-TANK its not an all sax song but it has his solo in it

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      1. by jing24
        (31 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        GREAT SONG if u like that then listen to tank live and if u dont know where the sheet music is i can tell u

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        1. by jeffgrossmeyer
          (2 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

          do you know a web site to get free sheet music for sax players?

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      2. by Grubsax
        (11 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Rashaan Roland Kirk Say A Little Prayer

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      3. by eccjazz
        (3 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        "Paul's Pal" - Sonny Rollins "Hard Times" - David Newman "Questions...And Answers!" - Dennis Tini Duo Feat. Chris Collins

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      4. by catseye
        (1 post)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Gerald Albright - Georgia On My Mind....

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      5. by Saxall
        (17 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Some months later... Have you never heard to talk 'bout Ike Quebec ?

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      6. by cuber
        (653 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        you really have to seperate by instrument alto- Cannonball-he makes everything seem so effortless, its as if hes just playing cause he want something to do Tenor- Sonny Rollins-his latest album says it all Bari- Mulligan/Cuber- i really cant decide witch one is better saprano- coltrane- just cause he makes the thing sound like a saxamafoon, unlike EVERYONE else

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      7. by Jnewmann
        (12 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Dave Koz and friends on Saxman. The tune isn't very complex, but a great funky chart.

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      8. by allthewoodwinds
        (12 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Stan Getz - On Green Dolphin Street (Serenity Live in Copenhagen 1987) Or Nica's Dream (Voices)

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      9. by Geronimo
        (12 posts)

        8 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        charlie parker - yardbird suite anything by goodwins goodwins big phat band

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        1. by ps
          (35 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

          Hi. I'd have to say that Paul Desmond was one of my favorite alto players. The songs part of the question is too hard for me.

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      10. by "smooth jazz"
        (4 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Mine would have to be Boney James and his song After the Rain on Sweet Thing

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      11. by bmezzsharp11
        (8 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Michael Brecker, song: Chime This (Don't try this at Home) Absolutley ridiculous solo...vintage Brecker

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      12. by gawain
        (1 post)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        What an impossible yet always delicious question. Favorite player and song? Today it's Grolnick's Chime This and Brecker's solo. One of Brecker's greatest on record. Check out Trane's live Bye Bye Blackbird. A bootleg, I believe, recorded somewhere in Europe. A 6 minute+ tag! Brilliant. This time period, '61-64, is where Brecker and most modern tenor players are coming from.

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      13. by saxman71886
        (5 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        i've got quite a few of "favorite" sax players, each one with something disctinct in their individual playing vincent herring and eric alexander- firm roots kenny garrett-giant steps bob mintzer- without a song john coltrane- giant steps joshua redman- st.thomas eric marienthal with chick corea -spain haha a lot...but all great players

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      14. by Java5608
        (8 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        One of my all time favorite songs would have to be Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, no particular recording. My idols are Parker and Rollins.

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      15. by Rben20
        (35 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Paul Desmond is my favorite player. His sound is what I want to imitate. The song I'm into right now would have to be "Wave" by Desmond.

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      16. by azurealto
        (79 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        Kenny G is really great and fluid

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      17. by stealth_swimmer
        (7 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        too many to name! In a Sentimental Mood - John Coltrane Naima - John Coltrane Naima - Michael Brecker Delta City Blues - Michale Brecker Darn That Dream Dexter Gordon Pretty much any songs that Stan Getz did with Astrud Gilberto ...let's see... Corcovado Chega de Saudade Mahna de Carnaval O Grande Amor

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      18. by barisax999
        (400 posts)

        8 years ago

        Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

        charles mingus is my favorite jazz composer, but hes not a sax player so i cant say anything about that. but as far as sax players go, bruce johnston.

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        1. by JBO42
          (5 posts)

          8 years ago

          Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

          Joe Henderson...anything from Lush Life

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          1. by JimF
            (9 posts)

            8 years ago

            Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

            Lester Young; from his trio and the Basie Band.

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            1. by JimF
              (9 posts)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Favorite Lester Young tune; "Jumpin with Symphony Sid."

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            2. by saxskillzyamaha
              (52 posts)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              jing- i don't think mingus has a song "hoe down" but i know Oliver Nelson does from blues and the abstract truth. Is that what your thinking of? maybe im mistaken

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            3. by tenorplaya69
              (1 post)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Eric Marienthal!!=D 'nuff said! Although, Joshua Redman and Hank Mobley are worth a mention...

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            4. by Stiles B
              (101 posts)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Cannonball-His stuff with Miles and Coltrane. 'Trane seemed to bring out the more "experimental" playing in Cannonball. As for contemporary guys, I like Kenny Garrett

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            5. by Seano
              (132 posts)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              John Coltrane, A Love Supreme (the entire suite) and i really like Tranes rendition of "The Night has a Thousand Eyes" Sean

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            6. by bigred
              (43 posts)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              holla to Wayne shorter on all of his songs, specially infants eves or yes and no Sonny rollins is good too he's my favorite bird eats your soul on donna lee and nows the time, and everything : ) Diggin a band called Dead Cat Bounce check em out.

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            7. by jing24
              (31 posts)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              charlie parkers lester leaps in even though it is 14 minutes long

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            8. by chrissax87
              (1 post)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Gotta say Sonny Rollins' I'm an Old Cowhand. Really anything by him is great.

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            9. by napas14
              (24 posts)

              8 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              John Coltrane- My Favourite Things Sonny Rollins- Tenor Madness

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            10. by jimbo_g
              (1 post)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Nobody's mentioned Johnny "Cat" Griffin. "Ball Bearings"...great song

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            11. by kid
              (2 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Beneke is good, nice smooth style, but not smooth jazz(yea!). A good singer, too. My favorite song could possibly be...Glenn Miller's 'In The Mood'. maybe Tommy Dorsey's 'Boogie Woogie'.

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            12. by saxmanjim
              (6 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Jay Beckenstein is awesome and I love Herbie Hancock's Chameleon

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            13. by SmoothSaxMan314
              (3 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Kirk Whalum his sound is so excellent on Tenor and Soprano John Coltrane-Giant steps Sonny Rollins-Body and Soul i cant believe no one has said anything about Body and Soul

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            14. by seamusax
              (2 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              I can't believe nobody mentioned Michael Brecker..I also love Dexter Gordon. I don't have a set favorite song...pretty much enjoy it all(with the exception of "smooth Jazz"...since when is Mariah Carey considered Jazz of any type???) Check out Dexter on "smile"...strictly badass!!

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            15. by miramarsax
              (14 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              John Coltrane- Giant steps, My Favorite things

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            16. by bcwins124
              (12 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              I might just have to throw in there Eric Marienthal in pretty much any Gordon GoodwinBig Phat Band song

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            17. by cammes
              (16 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              No question anything recorded by Charlie Parker .

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            18. by garymc
              (1 post)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Charlie Parker - The Bird / KC Blues John Coltrane - A Love Supreme / Equinox / My Favorite Things Coleman Hawkins - My Love and I Lester Young - Up N' Adam Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis & Sommy Stitt - Battle at Birdland Dexter Gordon - Tanya Maceo Parker - Basic Funk 101 Rosario Guiliani - September

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            19. by Joe Bananas
              (71 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Stanley Turrentine: Impressions (Sugar) Ronnie Cuber: Caravan (In a New York Minute) Booker Ervin: The Lamp is Low (The Song Book) Kenny Garrett: What is this thing called Love? (Standard of Language) Courtney Pine: Donna Lee John Coltrane: Equinox

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            20. by JazzSeraph
              (8 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              gotta be Cannonball Adderly on Work Song couple other good ones are: John Coltrane-In A Sentimental Mood Boots Randolph-Yakety Sax Boney James-See What I'm Sayin and a good sax group, (a quartet or quintet, not really sure) The Swinging Bovines- I have a single song of theirs floating around and it's the Brubeck song Take Five, and their sound is just so together, its great

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            21. by connsaxman_jim
              (2336 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              I'm surprised nobody mentioned Paul Desmond, one of my favorites, although I did see that someone mentioned the Dave Brubeck Quartet. A few more I would like to add to the list are Tom Scott, and Chris Potter. My favorite sax player is Donald Wilson, who some of you may or may not know. Don has played with many greats over the years, and has been an inspiration to me since I first started. He is my mentor, and he is my uncle!

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            22. by chalazon
              (547 posts)

              7 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Jan Garbarek. Pretty much every thing he does

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            23. by kneejerk52
              (397 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              too many players to like just one, and, one of my favorite songs is from the, Sonny Side UP cd and it's The Eternal Triangle, Stitt & Rollins just kill each other on this. Do you want to smile just listen to it, makes me smile every time i do.

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            24. by saxophonist_104
              (148 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: who is your favorite sax player and song

              Kenny G-Songbird 'nuff said.

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