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    Default Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Got it at a garage sale many years ago. I know its by William Claxton the only title I can find is "Times Square, New York City, 1960". Its on a Editions Du Desastre post card, not a original print (bummer). Just wondering.

    How hard can it be? You only play one note at a time.

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    links not going to ANYTHING that looks like ANYONE busking to me....

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Is this the pic?



    No idea who it is, but it fits the rest of your description "Times Square, 1960"

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Sanborn was in a quick busking scene in the 1988 movie "Scrooged" with Bill Murrey, along with Paul Shaffer, Miles Davis and Larry Carlton.

    http://m.matrixsynth.com/2010/12/pau...-scrooged.html

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Could this be a William Claxton photo, maybe? Not sure who it is playing the sax.

    See this thread:

    http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthr...illiam-Claxton
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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wagspdx View Post
    Got it at a garage sale many years ago. I know its by William Claxton the only title I can find is "Times Square, New York City, 1960". Its on a Editions Du Desastre post card, not a original print (bummer). Just wondering.

    Sanborn was born in 1945.
    Go for The Tone,

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Yeah, that's the pic, cleger. Don't know what happened to mine, was working when I posted. 1945 would make him 15 in 1960, so don't think that's him.
    How hard can it be? You only play one note at a time.

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Look at that guy's hands closely. He doesn't even look like a real sax player. Probably a photographer's model.
    Life is too short for long tones

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    Look at that guy's hands closely. He doesn't even look like a real sax player. Probably a photographer's model.
    Yeah, hand position appears to be way off, especially the left thumb.
    If he's not playing, then everyone in the picture is acting.

    He doesn't look at all like Sanborn to me.
    Does Sanborn even play tenor?
    My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.
    ... but really folks... my wife said, " It sounds like a saxophone ".

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    That guy looks like the "indie" actor, Ben Carruthers, who was in the first John Cassavettes film, "Shadows", who played a beatnik type & later in "The Dirty Dozen"

    Cool looking cat, didn't live very long, unfortunately

    A quick search on imdb tells me I am correct & bingo, here's your picture w/him identified:
    http://www.allstarpics.net/pic-galle...thers-pics.htm

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Ding, ding, ding!! Nice work, Ob. That whole series must be posed, I saw the woman in the background of one of the other pics. Hmm.
    How hard can it be? You only play one note at a time.

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    Default Re: Is this a pic of Sanborn busking?

    Quote Originally Posted by cleger View Post
    Is this the pic?



    No idea who it is, but it fits the rest of your description "Times Square, 1960"

    This is the caption in the book Jazz Life and says: “ Ben Carruthers , actor and aspiring musician” but more importantly, which horn is it?



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