Sam Newsome

Sam Newsome
"The potential for the saxophone is unlimited." - Steve Lacy

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Solo Monk, Solo Soprano

Being a musician who likes to play in the solo saxophone context, I'm always looking for ways to integrate extended techniques with standard tunes. I find if I can use them when playing over tunes, I can use them in many musical contexts and not have them always function as noise or some type of gimmick.

This clip is from a concert I did at the University of the Streets on Monday, November 2, 2010. That night I performed an hour long set made up of a medleys of Steve Lacy and Monk tunes as well as my own.

This clip is of me performing "Four in One" from the Monk medley. Here I'm utilizing circular breathing and multiphonics.

I hope you like it.

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