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BATH FESTIVAL’S ‘PARTY IN THE CITY’ at The Blowout Sax School 2018

Written by  on June 5, 2018

AT THE ARCH BLOG
Lyndon playing Hazel O’Connor’s Will You on front of a captivated audience.

A JOYOUS soiree of live music chez The Arch at Blowout Sax with a full house and some excellent performances ..
The First set was many of the sax classics..
Blowout Sax Mini Gig
PARTY IN THE CITY
Set List For MAY 18TH 2018.

SET 1 7.20pm
1. LAST NIGHT… The MARKAYS
2. SWEET HOME CHICAGO..BLUES BROS
3. PINK PANTHER.. HENRY MANCINI
4. SASSIE LASSIE..LOU DONALDSON
5. CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME.. CANDY DULFER
6. LATE NIGHT SPIRITUAL. ARCHER MAYO
7. WILL YOU..HAZEL O’CONNOR
8. DIKALO.. MANU DIBANGO
9. PETER GUNN..DUANE EDDY
10. FOOD FOR THOUGHT…UB40
11. ONE STEP BEYOND blowout version.. MADNESS AND LEE KIX THOMPSON
12 .BAKER STREET…RAF RAVENSCROFT AND GERRY RAFFERTY

THEN at Half time Bath Guitar School sung three songs

Was some entertaining SET 2 DANCE REGGAE..Jammers 8.30

1. Lanea Kyoto .. Adam Callum Chris Siggery Rosie
2. Melodic loop Chris Siggery Rosie Callum
3. What I say.. Rosie
4. Blazo Green.. Cosmo
5. Je Vous Adore. Cosmo
6 Bubble reggae..Rosie Sarah Ollie Boston Lyndon Callum Prof Steve Vick
7. Simple Goals.. Prof Adam Lyndon Andy C Belfin.
8. Big Heart.. Ollie Boston Lyndon Callum Prof Steve Vick
9. BIG JAM Gypie Mayo REGGAE all stars.. all in plus Boo

PLEASE BE READY AND BY THE STAGE A SONG BEFORE YOU ARE PLAYING…….
RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELVES

Another very soon

Wrango Tolker’s Dakota  

Written by  on April 29, 2018

A track called Dakota – deep house sax featuring blowout sax stalwart Franny-20745976_1989830114583931_4099090682373115569_o


Its on Spotify under Wrango Tolker.
 

Quincy Jones recalls John Coltrane

Written by  on February 9, 2018

Is there an example from the work you did, maybe with Michael Jackson, which illustrates what you’re talking about?
Yeah, the best example of me trying to feed the musical principles of the past — I’m talking about bebop — is “Baby Be Mine.” [Hums the song’s melody.] That’s Coltrane done in a pop song. Getting the young kids to hear bebop is what I’m talking about. Jazz is at the top of the hierarchy of music because the musicians learned everything they could about music. Every time I used to see Coltrane he’d have Nicolas Slonimsky’s book.

Yeah, he was famously obsessed with the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. That’s the one you’re talking about, right?
That’s right. You’re bringing up all the good subjects now! Everything that Coltrane ever played was in that thesaurus. In fact, right near the front of that book, there’s a 12-tone example — it’s “Giant Steps.” Everyone thinks Coltrane wrote that, he didn’t. It’s Slonimsky. That book started all the jazz guys improvising in 12-tone. Coltrane carried that book around till the pages fell off.

When Coltrane started to go far out with the music —
“Giant Steps.”

Even further out, though, like on Ascension —
You can’t get further out than 12-tone, and “Giant Steps” is 12-tone.

But when he was playing atonally —
No, no, no. Even that was heavily influenced by Alban Berg — that’s as far out as you can get.

john coltrane

from my book Sax Madmen available on amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sax-Madmen-Mark-Archer/dp/178003816X

More excellent and controversial thoughts click below!!

http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/quincy-jones-in-conversation.html

Archer playing under an Arch

Written by  on January 18, 2018

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Sonny Rollins Williamsburg Bridge eat your heart out!!
Great accoustics!!

The Amazing Blowout Sax Gig black and white photos are now available

Written by  on January 2, 2018

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The Amazing Blowout Sax Gig photos are available from us ask if you would like to see more..taken by Simon Archer at www.simonarcherphotography.co.uk

and this new one of Mr Blowout Sax 2017..my bros has the eye..
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Sixty Seconds To Play That Sax -Blowout Sax Student Tracy

Written by  on November 20, 2017

Sixty Seconds To Play That Sax
Mr Blowout Sax – Mark Archer
Mark Archer has been teaching the Saxophone for some 27+ years at his studio on North Parade. During this time Mark would estimate some over a thousand students have visited his studio.
So, who are these loyal students? Let’s find out in Sixty Seconds.
Tell me your name and where you come from.
Tracy Bousfield, from Cambridgeshire. I have lived in Bath since 2006.

What do you do for a living?
I am a professional beauty therapist and I work in the city as a counter manager for a leading skincare company.

How long have you been a student at Blowout Sax?
Just over two years.

What made you choose Blowout Sax?
I was drawn to the fact that the website said that anyone could play the sax and that Mark had a revolutionary way of teaching it.
I also found Mark on YouTube where he has a series of videos to show you how to play and what the notes are.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbCrwF4wZUaRC1AZhF2aWiA

Why did you choose to play the Saxophone?
It was something that I wanted to do some years ago, but found that it was expensive to buy a saxophone so that put me off. For some reason, I wanted to have a saxophone as an ornament and did an eBay search to see how much I could get one for. I was drawn to an auction more because what the seller had written about the saxophone which they were selling. The owner had said that it had been in his attic for the last ten years. He had bought the sax from an American fighter pilot from World War II. I love anything like that and new I had to win it. I won it.
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What tune are you learning to play at the moment?
Last time I saw Mark I hadn’t done my homework as normal! So, we just jammed around with some pop tunes, 1000 years – Christina Perry, Make you feel my love – Adele and Don’t know why – Nora Jones. It was my first time playing Norah Jones and I really liked it so I have managed to practice it!
What is your favourite tune?
It has to be Baker’s Street.I played this on stage.

HELEN BLOWOUT SAX GIG

I like solo’s – George Michael’s Careless whisper, Will You – Hazel O’Connor,Lily was here – Candy Dulfer
Who is your favourite musician?
Jon Bon Jovi. I was a rock chick and still am. He just does it for me. His lyrics are amazing.
Do you perform in public/busk?
No. I’m far too shy for that and I can’t remember the music without my notes!

How often and how long do you practice?
Not often enough. When I wasn’t working I could just pick up the sax all the time, but now I have a full-time job its harder, especially getting in at night as I don’t want to annoy the neighbours with my playing.
What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Just do it. Mark doesn’t make you feel like you’re a beginner. By the end of your first lesson he has got you playing a tune. You don’t even need your own saxophone as he has some that you can play until you are sure that you want to own your own.