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Old 03-16-2006   #1
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Default Blue Caprice by Victor Morosco

Victor Morosco's unaccompanied work for alto saxophone entitled Blue Caprice is dedicated to Phil Woods. I was curious if Phil has recorded/performed this work.

If so - does anyone have anymore details for me? Thanks

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Default Vic Morosco Piece

I believe this piece is a "classical" piece and as far as I know, Phil has never played it. I'm sure it is dedicated to Phil because he and Vic are friends and perhaps some of it was inspired by Phil's playing. Phil wrote a piece for Vic a long time ago. See the posting in Open Mic about Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano. Jill
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Default Blue Caprice

Victor was in the process of recording Phil's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and a piece commisioned from Joe Roccisano and decided he needed a piece to end the album (Double Exposure), thus was born Blue Caprice. It is hard to classify as either a classical or jazz piece, the piece is build around variations on the blues which range from pure classical to hard bop to avant garde whatever name one chooses. It specifically does not involve improvisation, unlike various versions of Phil's Sonata. Jazz.. classical.. a rose by any other name in both cases.

Phil's Sonata was dedicated to and premiered by Victor (for a bit of history see and Victor, in turn, dedicated Blue Caprice to Phil. They have been friends since the days of Juilliard.

Phil has never performed Blue Caprice to my knowledge. The original recording of Blue Caprice by Victor was recently released on CD (with Phil's Sonata, first published Kendor edition) and Ken Tse also has a nice interpretation currently available on CD.

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Dear Adam,

Thanks for the details on "Blue Caprice." We really appreciate getting the correct information here.

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