1. Paul Desmond 2. Johnny Hodges 3. Art Pepper 4. Benny Carter 5. Kenny Garrett Honorable Mention Phil Woods David Sanborn … Continue reading
I’m listening to “A Love Supreme” right now. I love the things that John Coltrane creates in terms of improv and his writing can’t be appreciated enough. His tone always leaves me cold. Too bright. Too brittle sounding. His early … Continue reading
I used to change mouthpieces often. It seemed like every time I showed up to play I’d have a different mouthpiece. My section mates never knew what I would show up with. A couple of years ago I made the … Continue reading
I like to have my horns in top shape all the time and one of the problems with having as many horns as I do is that you make frequent visits to the tech. I just got back my soprano … Continue reading
I have added another ten vintage ads to the Vintage Ad Gallery including a couple of really great ones from Otto Link and Brilhart.
A kind person from the Netherlands send me photos of what looks to be the first A-3 I have seen. Faily interesting example of an early Yanagisawa with both the Prima and Yanagisawa names on it. According to the tech … Continue reading
I played some very cool vintage horns over the last couple of weeks including a killer Martin “The Martin” alto. I will add some reviews soon.
I’ve further updated the Yanagisawa page with modified dates of production for the 4 and 5 series horns. I have gathered some additional photos for the gallery that I’ll be adding soon.
I have added some of my experiences and comments about the 6 series of horns as well as the 9xx/99x/99xx horns. I’m still looking for pics of a couple of models so if anyone has anything I don’t have please … Continue reading
Greg Fishman Interview Posted Please take a look at the complete Greg Fishman interview that I did recently. Greg is a talented Chicago based Saxophonist who was gracious enough to share his insights. … Continue reading