Jamal Cyrus’s (b. 1973 in Houston, TX; lives and works in Houston, TX) Texas Fried Tenor is part of Learning to Work the Saxophone, a series whose title is borrowed from the refrain of the Steely Dan song “Deacon Blues.” In Texas Fried Tenor, Cyrus explores the idea of the instrument as a tool of transcendence and personal expression and its importance in American music, particularly the musical legacy of Texas saxophonists. During the performance, Cyrus fries a saxophone while reciting a poem based on the Texas tenor saxophone tradition.
- Sat. Nov 16, 2:00 pm