Your weekly sampling of some of this past week’s saxophone-related news: David Sanborn plays through the pain Henry Threadgill makes name for himself among jazz’s elite Jazz giant Phil Woods swings hard with DePaul Jazz Ensemble A musical chameleon finds his true colours (the Joel Frahm interview) At long last, Avner Dorman saxophone concerto gets […]
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Whether you’re looking to get a great horn at a great price, or whether you’re looking to put your own spin on the classic sounds of your idols, a used saxophone can be a perfect solution. A little bit of Google-ing on the topic of buying a used horn will yield you bushels full of […]
Jason Robinson is a super-modern tenor sax playing force to be reckoned with. Although he has a sound unique to himself, he also reminds me a lot of Joe Lovano – but that’s just me. As always, AllAboutJazz.com brings us an inspiring and in-depth interview that’s definitely worth checking out. Click here to check it out.
Your weekly sampling of some of this past week’s saxophone-related news: Ronald Caravan’s special fingerings for saxophone Subtle Differences In New, Asian-Made Short Wrap Bass Saxophones Martin Wind Trio & Dee Daniels At The Seasons (Scott Robinson) United States Navy Band: Saxophone Vacancies Saxophone player Will Compton’s time is now On Mingus And The Midwest: […]
Selmer’s Reputation Speaks for Itself Ask any saxophone player, and they’ll tell you that Selmer saxophones are the standard by which all other saxophones are measured. Selmer saxophones are world renowned for their quality both in manufacture and in musical tone. Not only is a Selmer saxophone the clear choice of most professionals, but it […]
Blues and the Bent Side Key By Jeff Driskill I came across this video the other day and was totally blown away. The video is by Los Angeles saxophonist Jeff Driskill, who’s played with some of the best jazz groups in L.A. including Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Chris Walden, Bob Florence, The John Daversa […]
Getting a beautiful and distinctive saxophone sound in the recording studio is a bona-fide artform. What I’d like to do here is provide just a few basic guidelines that we sax players can use in our own home studios, using a single mic as we experiment to find what works best for the sound that we’re […]
Yamaha has a reputation as the “new kid on the block” compared to old standards like Selmer and Conn. Nevertheless, the Yamaha saxophone’s keywork and intonation are considered top-of-the-line, and it’s known for producing bright, clear sound at any level. In particular, the quality of the craftsmanship – how the saxophone feels in your hands, […]