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    The Saxophone Pub in Bangkok

    Worth a visit if your around the Victory Monument/KSR area..










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    I've always enjoys my visits to the establishment.

    To help getting there ...





    Also, if you want a cheap eat, as you drop down off the walk-way from the BTS, Victoria Point in the Map above, on the way to the Club, there are many
    street food establishments.

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    Whats the volume like in there nowadays?

    Hopefully they aren't trying to outdo that Blues Factory in Walking Street.


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    went once in 2002, second rate musicians and too loud
    Last edited by Thai3; 12-10-2017 at 12:31 PM.

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    Thats the problem in Thailand. The worse the music, the louder it gets. Thais often think if its louder its better.

    You'll notice that the better quality music venues aren't deafening.

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    Blues Factorys been closed over 3 years.

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    Saxaphone is a very nice pub, playing great music with a diverse gathering of punters.

    Some of the Bands do over crank the vibes though.

    Way it is.

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    But Lam Morrison did kick serious ass in the Blues Factory

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    Certainly did but he also had a great talent in emptying the place really quickly when he wouldn't turn his amp down

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    Yes, it was a pity it closed, but pretty much most decent venues have closed. Pattaya is now very much a cultural desert only fit for entertaining the gormless chinks.

    The Saxophone seems to have adopted a policy of playing laid back " dinner " jazz early evening which is perfect for when one wants to use the place as a pleasant watering hole and restaurant - the Thai food is good usually and of reasonable quality. The street food around Victory monument once earned the distinction of poisoning more punters than anywhere else in Bkk because of its piss poor hygiene and generally awful standards of sanitation.

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    playing laid back " dinner " jazz early evening which is perfect........
    For geriatrics out past their bedtime who cant avoid falling asleep.

    Such discordant amateur "riffing" is neither music nor jazz and should not be heard outside of the weddings, barmitzvahs and cruise ships where it firmly belongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Pattaya is now very much a cultural desert only fit for entertaining the gormless.

    now?



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    Went to the Phloenchit fair a couple of weeks ago at Pattana School they had a great blues band on, cotton something or other, said they play at check inn99 now on soi 33 next to Lotus Hotel on Sundays among other places. I don't like listen to western music these days but they were excellent, might go and see them

    cotton mouth that's it 9-1 pity it's so far


    http://checkinn99.com/the-bands.php#65

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    I get around to many different areas of Bangkok.

    Many times I'll just stagger into a live show in the middle of the day .

    There are a plethora of top notch musicians in Bangkok, the trick is to know where the fookers are playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    For geriatrics out past their bedtime who cant avoid falling asleep.

    Such discordant amateur "riffing" is neither music nor jazz and should not be heard outside of the weddings, barmitzvahs and cruise ships where it firmly belongs.
    Tax, one is not referring to a fucking Acker Bilk medley but music congruent with Kind of Blue and, say, Lush Life. Anyway, what on earth would a northern tyke whose repertoire of albums focuses on the Grimethorpe Colliery Band's greatest hits and their pop sensation "Whippets ate my Ferret, Florrie", know about jazz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post

    Many times I'll just stagger into a live show in the middle of the day .


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    He's Australian.

    It's like Singaporeans and humour, Seppos and food etc.

    Just how how tone deaf would you have to be to believe impromptu live music at lunchtime in Bangkok is worth a listen?

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    ^

    Rinse your mouth out with Katoey spunk Cyrille.

    They other day i watched a Thai Elvis smashing out some brilliant music on the street.

    Nasty coont cyrille.

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