Monday, November 20, 2006

Let's talk about sax.

My nephew Ted and his patient wife, Jen, were in town this weekend to see their friend Connie Frigo perform with the New Century Sax Quartet. That's her up there, the smallest member of the group with the biggest horn.
Connie plays the baritone sax, a big bottom horn in swing and jump horn sections. The bari is also the horn that gave the Squirrel Nut Zippers that funky bottom honk.
But these players don't do jump. I'm certain they can, but they don't. They played three sets - one classical, one Christmas and one very intricate jazz-influenced set. Their musicianship is impeccable and you can tell they're having a great time playing. Check 'em out.
Because life is not all REO Speedwagon, my friends.


pattinase (abbott) said...

Very much enjoyed your story in Demolition. Pristine writing.

David Terrenoire said...


Thank you, and if the rest of you haven't read Patti's disturbing story about casual cruelty, go to and check it out.

It's called The Old Ice Down the Back Stunt, and it is, pun-intended, chilling.