Two bands are rising from the ashes of Gas Mark Five, Saxophony and Chalktown. Saxophony being a quartet of saxophones plus percussion:

It can be said that dancing to a lot of bands is 'different', but dancing to Saxophony is different. More a saxophone chamber orchestra rather than a Rock Band. Not so much high energy, not jazz with wild abandon, it is far more thoughtful music - English Ceilidh with grace - 1997/10/23

(Check Alistair Gillies' By Arrangement CD for more 'music from the folk tradition' arranged for Sax....)

Recordings

>Saxophony

Saxophony, 1997, Resplendent CD1

Go for the Milk or Whisky / Ali McKenzie's for a gentle, just slightly quick, Ideal Schottische and Ancient Mariner / Take it to the Bridge to slow down the pace...

  • One out of Three (T.Mann)
  • May Tree / Oak Apples (T.Mann)
  • Sizes and Sevens (T.Mann)
  • Bedmaking (Trad arr D.Blackmore)
  • Milk or Whisky / Ali McKenzie's (T.Mann)
  • Carla's Polska / Holey Polska (T.Mann)
  • Real Reel / Surreal Reel / (D.Blackmore)
  • Goat's Eggs (T.Mann)
  • Ancient Mariner / Take it to the Bridge (D.Blackmore)
  • Mardy Git (D.Blackmore)
  • Lord Bateman (Trad arr D.Blackmore)
  • Rubber Legs / Kalotaszegi Legényes (P.Sheenan / (Trad arr P.Sheenan)
  • Resplendent / Skittery / Riff Jigs (T.Mann)

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