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Stan Getz
“These Foolish Things”

Listening to this music makes me much more contemplative, and makes me want to play my own saxophone.
I was listening to Stan Getz and felt myself drawn to play, so I went out to my favorite spot and just played for an hour. I needed that.

I’ll leave you with your thoughts now. I’ve got some of my own to ponder.

From the Album: Stan Getz Plays

Charlie Parker

A few people have asked me what I played on my saxophone the other day. Here’s the song (but in a different key). Naturally, Charlie sounds better than I do. I’m a bit out of practice.

Charlie Parker can rightfully be considered the father of modern jazz.

It looks like the secret agent music gets a second lease on life for a while. I’m sorry to those of you who like words in songs, but you’ll just have to be patient. The good times are coming for you again one day.

From the Album: Charlie Parker with Strings

Grace Kelly
“Trying to Figure It Out”

Once upon a time, I was a saxophonist. Never anywhere near approaching the skill level of Grace Kelly, mind you. She’s amazing.
She plays the sax like it was her first language, she sings beautifully, and writes her own music. This is one of her songs off of her new album “GO TiME”. You can buy it here.


if for some reason the video link at youtube is broken, I’ve provided a backup here