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by historicsaxwhisperer
(451 posts)
3 years ago

So here They are 25 years later

As an aspiring young tenor player in the early 1980s, I had and still have a very fondness for Branford Marsalis and Scott Hamilton. As I gave up the stage and the poor mans destiny of a Jazz player for a desk in a bank, I had to raise my daughter, I watched my favorite young players live my dream. Now at 53, still playing my 1964 Mark VI tenor on a daily basis, I'm considering heading back into the arena. The crowds are now a dwindling few of true music lovers, so It is all about the music. My daughter is now grown, and my grandkids are into my blowing. Its now or never. Either blow the horn or sell it.

I found this old vintage article to be inspirational for this old "Wanna Be"

http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/15/arts/pop-jazz-saxophonists-who-show-a-reverence-for-the-past.html

 

Blow on all dreamers

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  1. by mijderf
    (234 posts)

    3 years ago

    Re: So here They are 25 years later

    Don't sell the horn.  Let it take you where you want to go!

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  2. by mascio
    (2 posts)

    3 years ago

    Re: So here They are 25 years later

    Man, 53 is young. Yeah you should keep playing. i am older than you, still have a day gig but i play sax and clarinet every day. i listen to a lot of Scott Hamilton, Lester Young, Eddie Davis, and Zoot for inspiration. They never let me down. Keep on keeping on my friend.

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