GERM on ZOOM (May 20, 2020)

The 7th presentation of our Golden Era Recorded Music project via ZOOM happens tonight from 7 to 8 pm.


We will be hearing the ENTIRE SAXOPHONE family of instruments by various artists. JOHNY HODGES on the ALTO SAXOPHONE, an unidentified performer playing a TENOR SAXOPHONE in a MOUSORGSKY-RAVEL piece, and GERRY MULLIGAN on the BARITONE SAX from a very early 10” MONO LP.


Steve tells us there were also huge BASS SAXOPHONES, used for the bass lines in very early jazz bands, but they disappeared in the 1920s (replaced by the string bass) and are virtually non-existent today. By a rare stroke of good luck and with a bit of research, we have found one from the only group who used it: the SHORTY ROGERS BIG BAND!




We will hear the SOPRANO SAXOPHONE last from a very late (1988) analog LP recorded in the WORLD'S LARGEST CTHEDRAL: Saint John the Divine in New York City. This PAUL WINTER piece will also be a belated EARTH DAY TRIBUTE.



We send out a link for the Zoom meeting every Wednesday by email! Please contact us and let us know if you'd like to be added to the mailing list.


See you all at 7 pm TONIGHT!

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