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Synonyms for altoist

a musician who plays the alto saxophone

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I attended the first of these and enjoyed over two hours of superb music from the leader and his front line partner, altoist Bobby Militello.
On Sunday down at Stratford-upon-Avon, the saxophone wind has a bop edge, as altoist Jake Fryer lands with his quartet for the regular Sunday night Stratford Jazz session.
The villareno (native of Las Villas Province) protagonist is backed by some of his native island's most promising young instrumentalists, including but not limited to altoist Roman Filiu, tumbador Jose "Pepe La Rumba" Espinosa, trap drummer Kiki Ferrer, and pianists Javier "Caramelo de Cuba" Masso and Ivan "Melon" Gonzalez Lewis.
Meanwhile, just around the corner from the hall in Berkley Street, Soweto Kinch and Gary Crosby play their tribute to the great Jamaican altoist Joe Harriott.
Joining Haynes are bassist Dave Holland, altoist Kenny Garrett, trumpeter Roy Hargrove and pianist Dave Kikoski, an all-star group that plays with an urgency in this program of 11 songs associated with Parker.
This 1978 classic puts the pioneer altoist in two radical mixes: his early acoustic quartet and his fierce electrofunk Prime Time.
99 HHH Saxophone battles have traditionally been between tenors - think Coleman Hawkins/Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet and Dexter Gordon, etc - but this one pits young tenor man Eric Alexander against altoist Vincent Herring.
Inner Space Music, led by trumpeter Loz Speyer and featuring altoist Chris Biscoe, play Dean Clough, Halifax on September 29 at 8pm.
As interpreted by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and his own top-notch sextet (featuring pianist Edsel Gomez and altoist Miguel Zenon), the pieces unfold like aural pastries you can't get enough of.
Among the gems here are George Avakian's vivid description of the wild scene at Newport in 1956 when the Ellington band, with tenor player Paul Gonsalves, unleashed a revamped piece called ``Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue''; Gunther Schuller's wryly frantic account of his efforts to bring off a recording session with legendary altoist Buster Smith; and guitarist Danny Barker's remembrances of tenor saxophonist Chu Berry.
Adding an altoist to the tenor-guitar-drums combo gives it a jazzier depth of field, although the sense of whimsy obviously remains intact.
It was perhaps significant that one of the best numbers, Harlem Nocturne, featuring altoist Jo Kilkenny, was quasi-classical.
But the pairing of the tenor players is unusual, Christlieb was a boisterous young buck with a background in big bands and as a session player, Marsh a bit of a cult figure, best known for his associations with altoist Lee Konitz and their guru of cool, pianist Lennie Tristano.
LT: In 1987, your baritone sax became part of the Quinteto de Saxofones organized by altoist Manuel Valera to perform at Havana's Jazz Plaza Festival.
In 1982, a young altoist named Steve Coleman, who'd come to New York from his native Chicago, was playing on the street and living at the Y.