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alto saxophonist

Definition of the noun alto saxophonist

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noun

  1. a musician who plays the alto saxophone
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of alto saxophonist: altoist
    • more generic words: saxist / saxophonist = a musician who plays the saxophone

Explanation

alto saxophonist is a musical performance role.

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Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

The origination of bebop, or bop, considered the first modern jazz style, is generally credited to alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and pianist Thelonius Monk. The typical bebop combo consists of an alto saxophone, trumpet, piano, guitar or bass, and drums. Bebop marked a major shift from music for dancing to complex music for serious listening and appreciation. Bebop¬ęs complex improvisations are based on chord progressions rather than melody. The term ...

Google previewHistorically Black Colleges and Universities: An Encyclopedia (2011)

An Encyclopedia by F. Erik Brooks, Glenn L. Starks

Smith University Central State University Spelman College, Meharry Medical College Tuskegee University Jackson State University Southern University Dillard University First African American Elected to the North Carolina Senate Advocate Against Domestic Violence, Speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention United States Congressman Jazz Alto Saxophonist and Bandleader President of Grambling State ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

Still, it was Arkansas-born alto saxophonist Louis Jordan, ...

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Small photo of NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 23 2015: Thousands filled Tompkins Square Park to hear live jazz performances celebrating the life of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. Alto saxophonist Joe Lovano on stateSmall photo of NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 23 2015: Thousands filled Tompkins Square Park to hear live jazz performances celebrating the life of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. Alto saxophonist Joe Lovano on stateSmall photo of NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 23 2015: Thousands filled Tompkins Square Park to hear live jazz performances celebrating the life of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. Alto saxophonist Joe Lovano on stateSmall photo of NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 23 2015: Thousands filled Tompkins Square Park to hear live jazz performances celebrating the life of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. Alto saxophonist Joe Lovano on stateSmall photo of NEW YORK CITY - AUGUST 23 2015: Thousands filled Tompkins Square Park to hear live jazz performances celebrating the life of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. Alto saxophonist Joe Lovano on state More...

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