The Saxophonics


Saturday, August 13, 2005

Fakenham Church

Fresh back from tour in Barcelona with Fakenham High School Jazz and Concert bands we arrived at the church ready for the gig, arrving home that morning after a 24 hours coach journey! Despite being tired we were really looking forward to the gig with the Belvoir Sax Quartet and Alistair Parnell.
The first half was a excellent mixture of sax quartets, duets, trios and solos between BSQ and Alistair crossing many different genres. We featured half way through in our own short slot and returned at the end for the joint pieces where all nine of us were playing.
As expected Alistair stole the show with his amazing rendition of Lament, which was played from memory without music, and he even managed to complete a circuit of the whole church during his performance!
At the end of the evening we all regrouped on stage and performed several numbers including the ever popular 'Celtic Suite' and 'Nina'. Despite being tired and fatigued it was one of the most enjoyable gigs of the year with brilliant saxophonists and a brilliant audience!
The Saxophonics


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