I’ve noticed Casa Escamoteurettes is visited quite a bit by people sporting web-enabled mobile devices. This is good, so long as you higher-tech visitors are not trying to drive while reading this blog; you run the risk of crashing into that idiot turning in front of you who doesn’t see you because she’s busy tapping out a text message.
Lest I be considered a Luddite — and I have been called worse — I have mobile-device enabled this blog. Trying it out on my smart phone I find I can jog my memory with regards to things I’ve written in fewer downloaded bytes than checking Houston conditions on The Weather Channel’s web site. Technology good. Excessive bandwith charges, bad. We aim to please.
As for the sax, here’s a demo of the Jazz & Big Band library offered by the fine folks at Gary Garritan’s group. (I am quite the fan of these sample libraries, having invested (cough, cough) dollars in several sets.) This saxophone solo demo is described thusly:
This excerpt comes from a track from the Sirius B album “Casa do Sol” geaturing Tenor player is Iain Ballamy , one of the UK’s top Jazz musicians. Joe Cavanagh & Markleford Friedman have realized this sax solo using one of the tenor saxes in the Jazz and Big Band library as well as the fretted bass, electric piano and fusion drum kit.
It is sax. Is uses the word “Casa.” It satisfies my juvenile need to tie in the words “phone” and “sax” in an attempt to lure you here. It’s also a fine piece of music.