Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

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06/08/2020
Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

[Ephesians 5:19 (KJV) "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;"]
This work is inspired by the faith with which many of our ancestors endured throughout innumerable atrocities, and is presented to all of you who have been suffering in the current crisis, with the hope that such music encourages you and future generations to overcome adversities. - Richard Fairfax

06/07/2020
"Suite Salvation" by Richard Fairfax - YouTube

"Suite Salvation" by Richard Fairfax - YouTube

Suite Salvation is a four-part musical study which draws its inspiration from bible scriptures to gain insights for correcting some problematic aspects of th...

05/30/2020
ADAPTATION: Subdominant Revolution

In a world where populations confront unimaginable internal and external conflicts, Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond" is pleased to present this new installment in Richard Fairfax's ADAPTATION series with the hope that it advances creative ideas for peaceful resolutions. We invite everyone to view, listen, like (Y) , comment and share, and musicians who are interested to participate.

by Richard Fairfax READ: http://fairfaxmusic.org/blog/notes-on-adaptation-by-richard-fairfax

05/23/2020
ADAPTATION for Brass Wind Quartet & Percussion

Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond" is pleased to present this new work in Richard Fairfax's continuing studies on adaptation and the applied principles of evolution, revolution and resolution. We hope that it communicates creative ideas and feelings which will enable many endangered people to better survive in their environment, and that you'll view, listen and enjoy, then comment and share. We thank Automata Africanus for their outstanding collaborations and invite other musicians who may be interested in performing our work to contact us http://fairfaxmusic.org/contact-fairfax-music.html
Read more about ADAPTATION at: http://fairfaxmusic.org/blog/notes-on-adaptation-by-richard-fairfax

by Richard Fairfax printed music available at http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/p82/ADAPTATION_for_Brass_Wind_Quartet_%26_Percussion.html

05/16/2020
Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

".... Its five year mission
To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new life
And new civilizations
To boldly go where no man has gone before"

Hop in, relax and enjoy the ride!

The mission of Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond" is to provide creative and communicative art for people which promotes their cultural awareness, stimulates their intellectual development, and improves their quality of life.

05/15/2020
Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

"Y' know, every now and then
I think you might like to hear something from us
Nice and easy
But there's just one thing
You see we never ever do nothing
Nice and easy
We always do it nice and rough"
--- Tina Turner

Checkout this brand new remake of an old original work by Richard Fairfax: no saxophone, no melody, just rhythm and harmony with a good beat you can dance to! Hope you'll (Y) or

05/15/2020
Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

“At the bottom in the gut of jazz if you listen closely you can hear—no matter how complexly, obliquely, mysteriously stylized—somebody talking, crying, growling, singing, farting, praying, stomping, voicing in all those modes through which our bodies communicate some tale about how it feels to be here on earth or leaving, or about the sweet pain of hanging on between the coming and going.”
― Zora Neale Hurston, Every Tongue Got to Confess

“Where’s jazz going? I don’t know. Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.”
― Thelonious Monk

I am pleased to present this new performance of an older original work of mine. For me, it was an exciting experience that I would soon like to share with some of the wonderful musical human beings among us.
I hope that you'll watch, listen, like (Y) and/or comment

05/14/2020
Beyond 2020

“From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again; it disappears; it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again; I seize it; I embrace it with delight.”
― Ludwig van Beethoven

“All my ways of being are musical and mysterious.
Yet I embrace you openly.
Ripe with expectancy.”
- Maya Angelou, Now Sheba Sings The Song

[brand new: try it. you might like (Y) ]

by Richard Fairfax

05/12/2020
Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

“Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.”
- Miles Davis
“When you play music you discover a part of yourself that you never knew existed.”
- Bill Evans
“You've got to dig it to dig it, you dig?”
- Thelonious Monk

Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond" is delighted to present this new video performance by Richard Fairfax playing his earliest composition ROUND TRIP and to offer free downloads of lead sheets at http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/the-round-trip-series.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7AAkhMRJ0Y&list=PLsuZGhbE6PhFW5em1OITLx2ovwWkTwsIw&index=12

05/06/2020
ROUND TRIP (Mediterranean) - The Automata Africanus String Quartet

Take a break from pandemic worries and social isolation. You're invited to come along on Richard Fairfax's latest musical excursion through more serene spaces and times.
[It's free, but it ain't cheap! Likes, loves, comments and shares are gratefully accepted ;) ]

by Richard Fairfax

04/30/2020
Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

“Art is a nation's most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.”
― Lyndon Johnson
“No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.”
- Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

http://fairfaxmusic.org/blog/notes-on-adaptation-by-richard-fairfax

04/29/2020
In The Beginning (Again)

Checkout this brand new remake of an old original work by Richard Fairfax: no saxophone, no melody, just rhythm and harmony with a good beat you can dance to! Hope you'll (Y) or

by Richard Fairfax

04/21/2020
3TRANE - Richard Fairfax

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”
― Henry David Thoreau
“Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you that music has boundaries. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.”
― Charlie Parker

Get sheet music for this original composition at http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/assorted-tunes-for-improvisation-volume-1.html and http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/s...

04/20/2020
In The Beginning - Chromaticism for Orchestra - 2019

“Music is energy, emotion, expression, escapism, enlightenment. Music is so much more than just entertainment.”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

“the point of writing music and experiencing music isn’t to make people comfortable necessarily”
- Philip Glass

“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.”
― Arvo Part

by Richard Fairfax

04/12/2020
MLK: "We Shall Overcome" - Saxophone Quartet

[Ephesians 5:19 (KJV) "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;"]
This work is inspired by the faith with which many of our ancestors endured throughout innumerable atrocities, and is presented to all of you who have been suffering in the current crisis, with the hope that such music encourages you and future generations to overcome adversities. - Richard Fairfax

Get sheet music at: http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/p81/MLK_-_Saxophone_Quartet.html

04/07/2020
Extended Metaphors on ADAPTATION - piano & alto saxophone

For about the past 45 years, Richard Fairfax has been studying and composing music on the subject of ADAPTATION, which is the dynamic evolutionary process in the life of an organism whereby it becomes better able to survive in its environment. Since this issue is pertinent to everyone's attempts to deal with the current pandemic crisis and consequential social upheaval, we are pleased to present his socially isolated video performance of an excerpt from his ADAPTATION work, with the hope that it stimulates intellectual development and improves quality of life.
Read more about it at http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/blog/notes-on-adaptation-by-richard-fairfax

featuring Richard Fairfax - alto saxophone http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/c5/The_ADAPTATION_Series.html

04/02/2020
Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond"

“When you play, never mind who listens to you.”
― Robert Schumann
“The artist must forget the audience,
forget the critics, forget the technique, forget everything but love for the music.
Then, the music speaks through the performance,
and the performer and the listener will walk together
with the soul of the composer, and with
God.”
― Mstislav Rostropovich
“Don't be afraid, just play the music.”
― Charlie Parker

03/29/2020
MLK: The Mountaintop, April 3, 1968

In these difficult times of world health crisis and social challenges, Fairfax Music: "In The Tradition & Beyond" would like to share this work, which commemorates the courageous leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 52 years ago, with the hope that it inspires and encourages you to overcome.
http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/the-mlk-series.html

a choral work with text & visualization by Richard Fairfax http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/c9/The_MLK_Series.html

03/21/2020
Mellifluence for String Quartet - score

“All my ways of being are musical and mysterious.
Yet I embrace you openly.
Ripe with expectancy.”
- Maya Angelou, Now Sheba Sings The Song

“From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again; it disappears; it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again; I seize it; I embrace it with delight.”
― Ludwig van Beethoven

“I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
― Igor Stravinsky

by Richard Fairfax

03/18/2020
MLK - Richard Fairfax on tenor saxophone

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted"
"We must use time creatively"
"The time is always right to do what is right"
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Download the MLK lead sheets for free and learn to play it like this or better! ;) - Richard
http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/c9/The_MLK_Series.html

an arrangement of "We Shall Overcome" in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.fairfaxmusic.org/store/c9/The_MLK_Series.html

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