Downtown Bleecker (Instrumental Jazz)
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.
Simon had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in August 2012.
I recorded and arranged “Downtown Bleecker” 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 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:
- Alto Saxophone: (Late: 1963 – 2014) Simon D’souza
- Tenor Saxophone: Reiner Kolla
- Bass: Simon Edward
- Ambient street sound effects: http://www.freesound.org
Thank you for listening.
InfinityBass.com 2014 | by Simon Edward | First published: October 12th