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Music club The Battle of the Saxes

Hosted by the Consul of the Beirut Language & Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Wed 04 Oct 19:00 - 20:30

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Dear Members

Karat w Laimoon will be holding the Music Club meeting atProtected content

Title: The Battle of the Saxes
Language: English
Speaker: Akram Najjar

The event will be hosted by Mr Akram Najjar.

Door opens at 6:15 pm. ( Happy Hour discounts on drinks)

The Saxophone came into the soul of Jazz a decade or two after Jazz started. The late 20s or early 30s started with white bands competing with Black music that had migrated from New Orleans northwards. Bands needed louder sounds so, smoothly, the clarinet with its beautiful tone and wide register was replaced by the Saxophone.
Frankie Trumbauer (the partner of Bix Beiderbecke) started the revolution with his beautiful tonality on a C Melody Sax. He influenced the giants that came after him: Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Ben Wester. These in turn, influenced the generation that lived through Big Bands and Bebop: Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins. The 50s produced another wave of genius performers. Sadly, we cannot go through all of them as that would take years.
The talk will show video clips of Protected content sax players: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone players such as Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley. Most recently: Ornette Coleman and Branford Marsalis.

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