The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

August 28, 2017


new saz

http://www.alansondheim.org/newsaz.jpg
http://www.alansondheim.org/newsaz1.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/newsaz2.mp3
http://www.alansondheim.org/newsaz3.mp3

I found the saz at a Salvation Army store in Parker, Colorado;
it needed repair. Jim Carter, Azure's father helped with that,
and also made a small bridge which I was able to shape. There's
a small piece missing on the top, but that gives the instrument
a unique sound. The saz came with a case and extra set of
strings (which I needed), and cost $15. I've been playing it;
here are three pieces, somewhat influenced by classical guitar
and lute music. newsaz3 starts off clumsily but moves into
allegrissimo runs about halfway through. newsaz1 and newsaz2
work from simple tunes but clumsily (deliberately) absorb other
intervals where minors are expected. The pieces are improvised
as usual. Enjoy!

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