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April 2008 Sax Trivia Contest

I'm sorry for the interuption in contests over the past several months. We're now back on track so look for more Saxquest trivia contests to be up and running each and every month!!

Prizes:

  • 80's vintage Blue Vandoren tenor sax mouthpiece made for the Woodwind Co ($ 75.00 value)
  • $10 Saxquest Gift Certificate ($ 10.00 value)

Winner

sam crowe from Denver, CO US

Contest background

Martin Williams wrote, "Several times this pianist spoke publicly of a singular moment when he first discovered the freedom that goes with being a jazz player. And several times he also spoke of the enormous discipline that it requires.

This jazz pianist recorded his first session as a leader late in 1956 while also recording as a sideman with other such great jazz leaders of the day such as Bob Brookmeyer, Lee Konitz, Art Farmer, George Russell and others. A major early event in this person's career was the several months he spent with the Miles Davis sextet in 1958. And in 1959 he formed what was to become one of the most successful and innovative trios in jazz history.

In the summer of '62 he orchestrated two Riverside "larger-than-trio" projects that took place in Nola Studios.

Contest Question

Who was the saxophonist on the second session?

Correct Answer

Zoot Sims

Where You Could Have Found The Answer

Bill Evans Loose Blues CD
Thanks to everyone who entered this month's Saxquest trivia contest.