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A saxaphonist with a sense of fulfillment and completion (Page 1)

A saxaphonist with a sense of fulfillment and completion (Page 1)

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Miles Davis was fond of encouraging others to experiment. “Don’t do today,” he urged, “what you did yesterday.” His words come to life in the title of jazz saxophonist Charley Langer’s recent release, “Never the Same.” Describing the process of composing, of creating something that didn’t exist before, Langer says, “Music brings a sense of fulfillment and completion for me. Composing in particular,” he reveals, “does this for me. I can start with just the smallest idea—practically nothing—and it becomes something that expresses what is deep inside of me, and something that can be felt emotionally by someone else.”

This drive to create is evident in Langer’s admission about being compelled to play music. “If I’m not physically playing my horn,” he admits, “I’m often practicing it in my head!”
Miles Davis was fond of encouraging others to experiment. “Don’t do today,” he urged, “what you did yesterday.” His words come to life in the title of jazz saxophonist Charley Langer’s recent release, “Never the Same.” Describing the process of composing, of creating something that didn’t exist before, Langer says, “Music brings a sense of fulfillment and completion for me. Composing in particular,” he reveals, “does this for me. I can start with just the smallest idea—practically nothing—and it becomes something that expresses what is deep inside of me, and something that can be felt emotionally by someone else.”

This drive to create is evident in Langer’s admission about being compelled to play music. “If I’m not physically playing my horn,” he admits, “I’m often practicing it in my head!”

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Published by: A Distinctive Style on Jul 16, 2012
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