Saxophone Troubadour: Musings on a Musical Journey

Saxophone Troubadour: Musings on a Musical Journey

by Al Regni
Saxophone Troubadour: Musings on a Musical Journey

Saxophone Troubadour: Musings on a Musical Journey

by Al Regni


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"Reading your memoir brought back so many wonderful memories. What an amazing career you have had!" ​​-Bob Mintzer

"His versatility, virtuosity and innate musicality were always on display. And it didn't hurt that he has a great sense of humor." -Leonard Slatkin

"Al Regni is a saxophone legend. He's accomplished just about everything you can accomplish on the instrument. But his humanity tops it all. Immerse yourselves in the telling of his story. Enjoy the ride." -Branford Marsalis

You may not be familiar with the Saxophone Troubadour, Al Regni, but you have probably heard his music. If you attended New York's Broadway theaters from the 60s to the early 2000s, you've heard him play. If you watched television during the 60s through the 2000s, you have listened to his music on TV shows like Twin Peaks, countless movies, classical and jazz recordings, and an array of TV commercials.

Al Regni has been a featured player in symphony and philharmonic orchestras, saxophone quartets, and bands of famed singers. He has played most major venues in the world, from a solo concert in Carnegie Recital Hall to Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, and the immense concert facility in Pyongyang North Korea.

Enjoy this musical odyssey to learn about his career, amusing anecdotes, and his marvelous experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647046057
Publisher: Bublish, Inc.
Publication date: 07/06/2022
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Albert Regni was the saxophonist for the New York Philharmonic from July 1963 to July 2013. His work with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and New York City Ballet Orchestras utilized him as principal saxophonist for most of those years. He has appeared as solo saxophonist with the National Symphony, American Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and The American Composer's Orchestra under a number of luminary conductors including Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, and Leonard Slatkin.Mr. Regni's array of New York studio work includes hundreds of recordings on commercial, classical, Pop, Jazz, major motion pictures, and Broadway cast albums in addition to numerous radio and television commercials. The TV series Twin Peaks earned him Grammy recognition. Leonard Bernstein's TV and CD recordings of West Side Story feature Al as principal clarinetist.He has had extensive experience with Maestro Bernstein on the 50th Anniversary world tour of the Israel Philharmonic, and the Bernstein MASS opening of the Kennedy Center in 1971. He was also a member of the New York Philharmonic's historic 2008 concert in Pyongyang, North Korea.College and University teaching affiliations have included The College of New Jersey, Brooklyn College, City College of New York, New York University, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Maryland at College Park, and the Eastman School of Music all as Saxophone Professor.
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