Jon decided to warm up his tenor sax with the warm and inviting acoustics of the carpark.
Unbeknown to him one of Blowouts new students Martin saw him heard him and thought it was superb.Lovely tone.
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I saw John a couple of times live at Bristol’s Colston Hall, Birmingham and Nottingham and at times he was remarkable. Originally inspired by Pharoah Sanders album ‘Karma’ he first heard in 1972 and was wowed by the intensity and gentleness of his playing.’His tone blew my mind and he gave me a glimpse through a keyhole that I didn’t know existed.He was the first musician to convince me that you didn’t have to show off to be good.’He even tried the sax for a while!He also likened the unsettling screaming on parts to Pharoah’s screaming sax-a cathatic release of bottled up anger.So after 1972 he incorporated lots of sax parts into his albums and live gigs.
Check out some of Tony Coe sax on his famous album ‘Solid Air’ and Colin Tully the saxman on his later albums especially on a tune called ‘Angeline’, what a standout track.
Check out my sax interpretation of ‘Couldn’t Love you More,’ played on an instrumental take that I found played by the great man himself!
Gilad Atzmon 27 January, Hen & Chickens, Bedminster, Bristol http://www.jazzata.com/Bookings.html
10 February, Chapel Arts Centre, Bath http://www.wegottickets.com/event/197646
Iain Ballamy 25 April, St Georges, Bristol http://www.ballamy.com/live/
Alan Barnes 19 April, The Meeting House, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/661
The Beat 1 February, Komedia, Bath http://komediabath.ticketsolve.com/shows/873487912/events
12 April, The Fleece, Bristol http://www.ents24.com/web/event/The-Beat-The-Fleece-Bristol-3180692.html
Be Bop Club Fridays, The Bear, Hotwell Road, Bristol http://www.thebebopclub.co.uk/index_files/WhatsOn.htm
1 February, Ben Waghorn Quartet / 15 February, Kevin Figes
YolanDa Brown 11/12 February, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho http://www.yolandabrown.co.uk/events?page=1
Snake Davis 3 & 4 April, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London http://www.snakedavis.com/
4 May, Castleton Church, Sherborne http://www.intelligent-tickets.com/index.php?th=sa&pg=selectevent&start=1&sel=5
Pee Wee Ellis 3 March, Colston Hall, Bristol http://www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event3275
Emperials 14 April, The Tunnels, Temple Meads, Bristol http://www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk/events/the-emperials-tickets-5-adv2/
Kevin Figes 1 February, the Canteen, Stokes Croft, Bristol
21 February, Rose of Denmark, Hotwells, Bristol http://www.kevinfiges.co.uk/live-dates/
Pete Gage Band 12 April, Cheese & Grain, Frome http://www.cheeseandgrain.co.uk/2013/01/fatman-swings-and-the-pete-gage-band/
23 August, Cellar Bar, Bear Hotel, Devizes http://www.petegagemusic.com/#!gigs/c1c5j
Get the Blessing 2 March, Colston Hall, Bristol http://www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event3269
Soweto Kinch 24/25 February, Ronnie Scott’s, Soho, London http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/schedulemonthly/2013/february
Joshua Redman 11 May, Wigmore Hall, London W1 http://www.joshuaredman.com/tour.php
Andy Sheppard 3 March, Colston Hall, Bristol http://www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event3273
29 March, Thunderbolt, Totterdown, Bristol http://www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/
The Specials 23 May, Newport Centre, Newport http://www.ents24.com/web/event/The-Specials-Newport-Centre-3184850.html
Simon Spillett 21 March, St James Wine Vaults, Bath http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/whatson.php?MUSIC=JAZZ
Temperance 7 23 March Hexagon Theatre, Kingswood, Bristol http://www.mykingswood.co.uk/kingswood/arts_and_ents/music
Art Themen 18 March, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham http://www.cheltenhamjazz.co.uk/
14 June, the Meeting House, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/724
George Thorogood 27 June, St David’s Hall, Cardiff http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/Cardiff/St-Davids-Hall-1129.html
The Toasters 31 March, Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London http://www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk/
Bobby Wellins 7 February, St James Wine Vaults, Bath http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/whatson.php?MUSIC=JAZZ
Wonderbrass 12 February, Gwdihw (goody hoo!), Guildford Cres., Cardiff http://www.wonderbrass.org.uk/gigs/
Vasilis Xenopoulos 22 March, the Meeting Place, Ilminster http://www.themeetinghouse.org.uk/music/660
Kenny plays ‘Sway’ on his tenor sax at his civil wedding to Stuart at Priston Mill with a little support from Mr Blowout Sax
Mark Archer recently played at one of his fav students civil weddings intitally playing a selection of Sade,Bond,Bob Marley tunes to create a lovely ambiance. As Kenny said:~
‘Stuart and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the part you played in our special day. Everything went exactly as we planned it and your sax playing created the perfect mood for the day. The sound of the sax could be heard over the gardens and we have had lots of comments from our guests about how nice it was to hear.’
Then as a cunning surprise Kenny played himself!’I also want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to show off my (limited) skills in playing this instrument, I thoroughly enjoyed playing and I managed to keep it a secret from Stu! (NOT EASY!!! -Stu)’ It was a great day!