Someone once told me that, when speaking to Cannonball Adderley about tone after seeing him with Miles’ band, which included John Coltrane (!), he mentioned that they were seeking an “inspired tone”. Safe to say, they found it. An inspired tone, along with great time, are two traits that all masters have in common. No [read more…]
About Jim Snidero
Described as an "alto sax virtuoso" and "master musician" (Downbeat), New York-based saxophonist Jim Snidero has 17 recordings as a leader on EMI, Milestone and Savant Records, among others. His latest recording, "Stream of Consciousness" (Savant), released March 2013, features Paul Bollenback, Linda Oh and Rudy Royston. Described as a "genuinely significant figure in jazz composition" (Penguin Guide to Jazz), Snidero has over 100 compositions to his name, including his recording "Strings" (Milestone), which he composed and arranged for string orchestra, called a "masterpiece" by several major publications. He is also considered to be one of the most influential jazz educators of his generation, authoring the innovative "Jazz Conception" series, producing courses for "The Jazz Conception Company", and as a faculty member at New School University in New York City. Jim Snidero plays Selmer saxophones and Rico Jazz Select reeds exclusively.