A review of “Jazz Saxophone Etudes, Volume 2” by Greg Fishman can now be found in the Reviews Section.
Thought I had a great lead on a bass sax for a good price. No such luck. Still hunting for that killer deal.
In no particular order: Siguard Rascher – Top tones! Marcel Mule – The French School Cannonball Adderley – Amazing tone, technique, and feel Paul Desmond – Could you be more lyrical on the alto? Phil Woods – The complete post … Continue reading
I own a couple of JK stencil B flats and generally play the JK’s instead of the Beugnier stencil low A that I have. I think I prefer the tone of the JK’s and the action is a lot more … Continue reading
Prior to early 2004 I was an alto player. After that time I started to play tenor most of the time. Here’s a peek into what I was playing in 2003: Alto: 63 Buescher 400 55 Buescher Aristocrat 141 Vandoren … Continue reading
Sonny Rollins had his 76th birthday yesterday and gave his fans a present by releasing nine videos from throughout his career. They’ll be up for a few more days so enjoy them while you can. Sonny Rollins Birthday Videos … Continue reading
Listening to some Sonny Rollins today. Right now I have Brass/Trio from 1958. Interesting record. Interesting playing. Sonny Rollins is one of those players who has changed a lot through the years. Most people know the story behind “The Bridge”. … Continue reading
My review of Doug Ramsey’s book “Take Five the public and private lives of Paul Desmond” is now in the Reviews Section.
1. Lester Young 2. Zoot Sims 3. Stan Getz 4. Ben Webster 5. Coleman Hawkins Honable Mention Scott Hamilton James Houlik … Continue reading
1. Gerry Mulligan 2. Pepper Adams 3. Serge Chaloff 4. Harry Carney 5. Mike Brignola Honorable Mention Nick Brignola Ronnie Cuber Gary Smullyan Claire Daly … Continue reading