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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.
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.
Gillespie's contributions to the list include School Days (Savoy) and For Musicians Only (Verve), which paired Gillespie with tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and altoist Sonny Stitt in a 1956 bop reunion.
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.
It was perhaps significant that one of the best numbers, Harlem Nocturne, featuring altoist Jo Kilkenny, was quasi-classical.
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.
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.
The man making most waves at the moment is altoist Zim Ngqawana, and it's a joy to find his music finally available in Britain, with New Note distributing this year's Vadzimu as well as the disc which first brought him to the notice of the American critics, 2001's Zimphonic Suites.
Frank Foster on tenor contributes a few, so does trumpeter Thad Jones, and there's altoist Frank Wess too.
This altoist just gets better every time I see him, ably supported by a band that exudes a palpable sense of inspiredteamwork.
The usual suspects take the solos on this and the other tracks: trombonist Gary Valente sounding like a particularly ecstatic elephant, trumpeter Lew Soloff searching the stratosphere, tenor saxophonist Andy Sheppard providing the buttering up, and altoist Wolfgang Puschnig tugging at the heartstrings.
There might have been fears that the altoist would be groomed into a softened soul direction, bending under the weight of guest singers and players.
Then, Tim showed up with Django's conquering Delightful Precipice big band, providing a raging solo on Something Less Soothing, a new piece inspired by the altoist himself.