Back to the sax

It’s been a while, but I’m starting to get back into the saxophone. Since finishing my B.Mus, (6 years ago, now!) I’ve hardly played at all. A real shame, since I still like the instrument, and I can play it fairly well.

A series of coincidences convinced me to pick it up again: First, in the space of a week, I had three or four different people ask me if I still played it at all, on completely different occasions. Then, out of the blue, I got an e-mail from Matt Dacso, who played in a quartet with me for several years while were were both doing our undergrads (Hi Matt!). A couple of days later, Philip, the music director at St. James mentioned that he was signing people up for Summer concerts at Church, and so I grabbed the opportunity and will be doing a recital at 12:30PM, July 31. Finally, starting this evening, I have a sax student for the first time!

Exciting developments! I have a lot of work to do to get back in shape for this concert. I can still play, of course, but I need to work on endurance, especially because I intend to do all unaccompanied music for this programme – no piano-provided rest!

With all that in mind, I’ve posted a recording of the Desenclos quartet that was made at McGill in 2000. It’s available on my music page.