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Sax Pax for a Sax
Moondog, London Saxophonic
Sax Pax for a Sax
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
 
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The first new music from Moondog, nee Louis Hardin, in more than 20 years, Sax Pax for A Sax is probably the best introduction to the work of this eccentric former street musician. A joyous outburst, Sax Pax touches on inf...  more »

      
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All Artists: Moondog, London Saxophonic
Title: Sax Pax for a Sax
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 11/18/1997
Release Date: 11/18/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
Styles: Techno, Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678306921, 4015698910827

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The first new music from Moondog, nee Louis Hardin, in more than 20 years, Sax Pax for A Sax is probably the best introduction to the work of this eccentric former street musician. A joyous outburst, Sax Pax touches on influences ranging from Miles Davis' groundbreaking "Birth of the Cool," sessions ("Dog Trot"), medieval motets ("Tout Suite No. 1 in F Major"), and bebop's harmonic innovations ("Bird's Lament" and "Present for the Prez"). There's even a male chorus showing up occasionally, sounding like they stepped out of a Busby Berkely musical as they jauntily sing the praises of Paris, New York, and London. But the music's precise counterpoint and buoyant inventiveness could only be Moondog; listen and be enthralled. --Steven Mirkin

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Great soothing exciting trip.
K. L. Johnson | Northeast Alabama | 10/15/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Some of these tunes surprise me every time I listen to them. You can hum them in your mind. You can drive while listening hard -- try to pay attention to the road! Turn it up loud, then listen to it soft -- it will sound good both ways. Your dinner guests will ask what they are listening to, and you can recommend this disk, just as I recommend this to you."
Yes, oh yes, moondog is the best
Matthew J. Fontaine | Seattle, WA United States | 08/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this music was already in my head before I heard it. blocks of chords ascending and exploding in fugal fireworks, plus evocations of an imaginary jungle-jive Paris love affair. unbelievably soulful, funny, charming, surprising. you like moondog! you like moondog! buy moondog!"
Sax Choir Arrives
IsaiahT Irvin | Cape Cod, Ma, USA | 08/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up loving Boots Randolph, Ace Cannon, King Curtis, and Johnny and the Hurricanes. I was browsing through the net looking for something on Simon Haram(a well known current European classical Saxophonist) and stumbled on this Album. I have never heard anything like this. Its my music find of the year (I am an iPod addict). This is a Sax dectet (1 Sopranio, 2 Soprano, 2 Altos, 2 Tenors, 2 Baritones and Basses) and then they throw in drums, piano, and bass guitar. My ears feel massaged with sound. I will only quote some review from the net:"The dectet of saxophones plus piano and bass guitar that is London Saxophonic is staggering... sounded like an Arvo Pärt choir jamming with the Bulgarian National Assembly of Throat Singers, yes it was that good." The Independent -- Believe this!!"