Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

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    Default Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    Pedrosaxo performs Paganini Caprice no.5.
    Incredible technique!!



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1XQp2I-14M

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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    Craaaazyyyyy! I've been working on that caprice off and on for 20 years and it still sounds like crap LOL That is some insane saxophone playing!
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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. That was unreal - and beautiful. Listening to great music always raises my spirits. Thanks for posting!

    Imagine your first lesson as his student when he gives you a simple chromatic scale to play:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9X2n9xxN5I

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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    Amazing scales converted into pure glissandos. It almost sounded like a slide instrument rather than a keyed one (e.g., the slide soprano that Paul Cohen demonstrates on his CD).

    The P. Mauriat Masters 97 alto sounds quite good in this and some other classical videos I've seen.

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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    Wow!
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    ?the sandster

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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    Nice practice room. Sounds like he enjoys spending extended periods of time in there.
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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    No wonder he took the mouthpiece off and started playing that way. He just got bored with his massive amount of technique.

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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    And suddenly I realize how very far I still have to go. That was at once uplifting and depressing.

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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    This is why I never quit my day gig and have high respect (and some envy) for great instrumental virtuosity. Would be great to see him live indeed! But I did fortunately hear Rasher live many years ago at a weekend sax clinic I particpated in at Fresno State and can still vividly remember how well he played.
    thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    WOW! That video led to others by Pedro, more WOW!

    Thanks for sharing,
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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    Very, very impressive!
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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    I met him a couple years ago and he's very serious about his music. Even the stuff he plays without a mouthpiece. He performed several of his pieces and took some questions.

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    Default Re: Wow! Paganini Caprice no.5 by Pedrosaxo

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth View Post
    WOW! That video led to others by Pedro, more WOW!
    Same here and thanks indeed. So much for the quest for the right mouthpiece...
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