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A Lesson in Harmony, History, and Originality with Saxophone Hero Frank Tiberi

A Lesson in Harmony, History, and Originality with Saxophone Hero Frank Tiberi

This article serves as the show notes for the Frank Tiberi podcast interview which you can listen to via any of the methods shown at the bottom of the page.  If you’re a sax player, or improvisor on any instrument for that matter, chances are you don’t want to have to take a solo after […]

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Greg Banaszak

Tips and Wisdom from Saxophone Virtuoso Greg Banaszak

This article serves as the show notes for this week’s podcast interview with Greg Banaszak. Greg Banaszak is a rare breed of saxophonist indeed. First off, let’s start with his status as, literally, one of the most esteemed classical saxophonists walking the planet at this time. The New York Times refers to him as “A Saxophone Tour […]

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Bob Mintzer

Fabled Music Man Bob Mintzer Shares Decades Worth of Wisdom

This week’s Best. Saxophone. Podcast. Ever. episode features Bob Mintzer. Bob is a 20-year member of the Grammy Award winning Yellowjackets, has recorded some 30 solo projects including his own Grammy winning big band, holds the Buzz McCoy endowed chair position on the faculty University of Southern California, does workshops all over the world, writes books […]

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Bob Reynolds

Saxophone Powerhouse Bob Reynolds on Mastery, John Mayer, and More

In a very special video piece for Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever., NYC saxophonist and music entrepreneur Marc Plotkin interviews saxophonist, composer, educator and sideman to John Mayer, Bob Reynolds. For those of you who only know him as John Mayer’s sax man, you’re only getting a small slice of Bob Reynolds’ musical world. Michael Bublé, Nellie McKay, […]

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Rick Margitza on Miles Davis, Advanced Harmony, Paris, and Lots More

Rick Margitza on Miles Davis, Advanced Harmony, Paris, and Lots More

Starting on the violin at age 4, continuing on to classical piano and then oboe before finally settling on the saxophone, Rick Margitza’s diverse musical beginnings couldn’t be more evident in his body of work to date. Taking on classical studies with Donald Sinta and jazz with Sonny Stitt, Gerry Niewood, Michael Brecker, and David […]

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David Binney

Musings on Improvisation and Originality with David Binney

As one of jazz music’s leading voices on alto sax, David Binney’s musical vision is constantly shifting and expanding whether it’s in the realm of playing, composing or producing, Having played with giants such as Gil Evans, Maria Schneider, Jim Hall, Brian Blade, and Mark Turner, David was also a co-founder of the hard-edged quintet “Lost Tribe.” He […]

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Dave Liebman

Through the Eyes of Dave Liebman

This week’s podcast is a very special event here at Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever. as we interview saxophone giant David Liebman. A Brief History Having been featured on nearly three hundred and fifty recordings as both a leader and a sideman, living saxophone legend David Liebman is one of the most influential voices on his […]

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Bob Sheppard Talks Recording, Practicing, Chick Corea, and More

Bob Sheppard Talks Recording, Practicing, Chick Corea, and More

A household name for saxophonists worldwide, Bob Sheppard has done it all. Superstar names such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Perter Erskine, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder and many, many, many legends pack his world-class resume. Splitting his time between Los Angeles, and New York, Bob’s forged working relationships with the best musicians on both […]

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