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Guitar and Vocal

On The Saxophone

Some recordings of the saxophone which might be described as "Cool Jazz". The style of playing is influenced by such jazz luminaries as Zoot Simms, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Bob Cooper, Art Pepper, Grover Washington and Chet Baker.

Here's my version of an old jazz standard arranged for a trio (me on the bass, me on the guitar and me on vocals/saxophone). Thanks to Les Paul for inventing multi track recording. I Thought About You was written by Jimmy Van Heusen (Music) and Johnny Mercer (Words).

I Thought About You

In the history of jazz new melodies have often been written over existing chord progressions, I think Ornithology (Charlie Parker) is based on How High The Moon (music by Morgan Harris). My melodic composition (Escape) is written over the chord sequences of Autumn Leaves (Joseph Cosma).

"Escape" was recorded (and "written") in April 2009 and relates to an escape to a softer World, and a "dreaming into the saxophone" approach.


Here's my interpretation, arranged for alto sax and drum machine, of the old standard "There Will Never Be Another You" (Lyric by Mack Gordon and Music by Harry Warren).

There Will Never Be Another You

A recording of "You Don't Know What Love Is" played on solo soprano sax.

You Don't Know What Love Is

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