Abe Lyman: Saxophones Should Be Instrumenta Non Grata

If you are a fan of original big band music, then the name Abe Lyman is likely familiar to you. Lyman was a drummer turned band leader, who had a very successful career that included: playing in the hottest clubs in California; performing on the radio starting in 1922; touring…

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Saxophones: Rambling Thoughts

Saxophones: the clowns of the band Saxophones are capable of laughing; braying; singing; talking; barking; yelping; crying; sneezing; meowing. In short, saxophone effects are almost limited only by the imagination of the player. The Brown Brothers were a saxophone band from the 1920s who exemplified just how far the instrument…

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