Miles High 2016
I'm in the planning stages of a new band, and a new tour I'm calling "Miles High". It's something of a tribute to Miles Davis, a BIG influence in my music. I'm planning to do some "stageit" shows (not promising though).
Saxy Miles High Trio
Trying out: Drums/Percussion, Bass, Sound/Recordist/Ambience [4th band member]
Also, be sure to "like" my Facebook page https://facebook.com/saxyband and say hi! Find out about flash performances and appearances: @saxysaxy on Twitter
The Missing Years 2010-2015
Jam Tuesdays at Dickens Opera House (2009)
Every Tuesday night, Walnutbutter and friends were jamming at the Opera House in Longmont, CO. beginning 7/21, ending in October, and and starting between 8:30 to 9:30 and playing as late as we can, up to 1:45am (or so). The venue consists of the entire 2nd floor of the building: a big stage and plenty of room to dance and party. There's a full bar. No cover charge! Meet us there, we'll be wanting to funk you! To get upstairs, enter the door next to Dickens BBQ on 3rd Avenue. Lots of parking behind the building and more nearby. Not open mic!
Hop, Skip, Jump
This photo of Saxy in Walnutbutter was taken March 31st right after a rehearsal. One of the tunes we worked on that night was an original conceived during a jam on March 8th called "Hop Skip Jump". This was the second try at playing the tune, and you can listen to it, mistakes and all, by clicking on the link below:Hop, Skip, Jump
Rehearsal Recording of 03/31/2009
|Hop, Skip, Jump Jamout/developmental rehearsal version. A bit of "A Love Supreme" in the middle before Gongish Jazz/Rock kicks in. Try my "Love Supreme" track on the MySpace Music page!||03/31/2009||***** WB|
Recorded live on the Pearl Street Mall & Broadway. Lots of ambient sound. Contemplative, ~8min
|Hop, Skip, Jump (2 min clip from improvisation)||03/08/2009||****- WB|
|Improvisation: "Sex Machine" Blues
This was supposed to be Funk, but it came out Blues 'cause I felt that way...
|Rehearsal of "Down to the Bone"||03/01/2009||***-- WB|
|Rehearsal Jam of "Flying Teacup"||02/??/2009||****_ WB|
|Saturn Returns gig at "The Laughing Goat" (the entire show!)||02/05/2009||****_ SR|
Introduction to Saxy.UsWelcome! I'm Gregg. I've been called Saxy, possibly because I play tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, as well as flutes and keys. This website is for people who are interested in music. If you want to listen, there's lots of audio: I am working to put all performances and many rehearsals online. If you're really into music, I try to expose how it's made from my personal perspectivein my MySpace blog. There are some photos and videos too, but not enough. If you have any, please send them so I can add them to the site! I want to listen to -- to you! My channels are open, so please get on the mailing list (performance announcements, guest list, afterparty), follow along on Twitter (below, left), and add me on MySpace (below). Most of all, my objective is to make this site useful to you. Hey, that's one of the reasons I'm listening, so email or message me with your suggestions or requests. Note that there is quite a bit of recorded audio here and at beepdeeply.us already. For the latest, including gig announcements, I've started "tweeting" to: http://www.twitter.com/saxysaxy - you can see the updates on the web, or get them on your phone if you wish.
It took a long time, overcoming many interruptions, to make it to Boulder. Something I'd been planning to do since the summer of 2007! I've finally made it, at the very beginning of the year, along with a friend who has turned out to be the best!
Ryan, percussion for Saturn Returns (see further down this page), and I played "out" today, playing "Sax and Tabla" -- mostly East Indianish improvisation, but we broke down and played a Bob Marley tune ("Get Up, Stand Up"). We were on the corner of Broadway and Pearl Street in Downtown Boulder. Between the weather and the spiritual tone of the music, I got a great natural high! We saw some friends and talked to some passers by, and enjoyed the sights! The spelling "Saturnday" above was intentional, a play n the band name. Audio was recorded, and I'll post some here on Sunday!
WalnutbutterThat's what she said. We finally settled on a band name! And now, of course, the band has a website of it's own, so check out the view at walnutbutter.us. We recently added UC almuni Johnny on Guitar: sorry but we haven't caught up to get pictures of the band with Johnny.
We've been working on a set list that includes jamouts based upon:
I joined the band Saturn Returns in Boulder 2009, adding a new sound to a trio consisting of:
I've already done two performances with Saturn Returns:
Most of the musicians I play with on a regular basis are part of BeepDeeply, whatever that is. It's not certain if it's a band, a collective, or simply people who occupy a jamspace. You can find out more about Beep Deeply by clicking on the image at the left to get to the website http://beepdeeply.us.
Pictured is a guest shot I did with Glint at Casa del Sol in Nyack. Most of the time I spent with Glint members was at parties, where my performances were always better than the one pictured. Jace was kind enough to jam out a tune with me and his band. I also spent lots of time jamming with bassist Dylan, at left in the photos. For more on our collaboration, and audio files, see http://beepdeeply.us - I remain in regular contact with Dylan and we've been good friends since. Dylan is no longer with Glint. He plays with Contraband, Chin Music, and has many other projects including teaching.
I've played with International Generation, a rebel reggae/fusion band. We play originals (only) that are reggae fused with other elements including rock, jazz, hip-hop, and more. IG, as the band is known for short, has played in the New York City area, but has travelled to gigs as far away as Philadelphia.
Memorial Day Concert
May 28, 2007 in My Back Yard!Click on the image to go to the party page!
Featuring members of the Beep Deeply collective...
The party was aweome because so many of the people I care about in Nyack were preent! More pictures on the party page! If you have pictures, please contact me via MySpace. Pictures, video, and sounds coming soon! Thanks to all who came, and all those who couldn't make it. To the band, and to all the people who helped make the event a success!