Downtown Bleecker | Instrumental Jazz

Downtown Bleecker (Instrumental Jazz)

Downtown Bleecker is about a journey I made on a New York City subway train to Bleecker Street subway station in the NoHo District of Manhattan.

I visited the city for a few days’ in 2000, pre-9/11. I would love to return, but it’s taking somewhat longer than I hoped it would; life gets in the way.

Simon D’souza: Saxophone

The musician Simon D’souza, who plays Alto saxophone on this track, passed away in May 2014 after a long illness.

I recorded and arranged “Downtown Bleecker” at home between July 3rd and 6th, 2013.

Simon gave me permission to feature his saxophone, and he wished us both well for the future.

I admired him because of his musicianship, and post-diagnosis, his decision to celebrate his life by leaving a musical legacy for his family, friends and chosen charities.”

Simon D'souza | British Saxophonist | Downtown Bleecker | #Jazz Fusion:

Simon says, “My Doctors diagnosed a Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV lethal Brain tumour in August 2012.

Whilst I am fighting as hard as I can, I thought I’d spend as much of my remaining time making this (concert) happen.

I am a saxophonist, educator, composer and it’s how I make my living”.

A CD recording of the concert, made at Yellow Fish Recording Studios, is available to buy from the link: –

Downtown Bleecker | Credits:

Reiner Kolla | Saxophone | Downtown Bleecker | Jazz
“Reiner Kolla” | Photography by Frank Selzam

Thank you for listening. | by Simon Edward | First published: October 12th 2014.

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