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 [read more…]
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Over the years, I have purchased student, intermediate, and professional alto and tenor saxophones. When I purchased a student or professional saxophone, I assumed that the saxophone case that came with the horn would be sufficient to protect it, but such is not always the case. In my experience as both a player and a [read more…]
Those of us familiar with Mike DiRubbo’s fiery brand of no-nonsense improvised flights of fancy can attest to the fact that he’s a major player in the jazz saxophone game. With shades of Kenny Garret, Jackie McLean, and John Coltrane, DiRubbo’s alto speaks in a distinctly powerful voice that’s at the same time modern and timeless. [read more…]
Exactly one year ago, on October 5, 2010, I launched a little site with just a pocketful of articles, all written by yours truly. Right from the get-go, it was absolutely one of the most exciting creative projects I had ever been involved in. I was finally getting to put into practice all of the [read more…]
This post is part of a special column titled “Ask a Saxophone Repairman” with answers supplied by our resident repair whiz, Matt Stohrer of Stohrer Music. Disclaimer: Saxophone repair is a complicated business, depending not only on the skill of the repairer but on the reality of the situation at hand. The advice given here is given [read more…]
In the hands of New York City’s Patrick Cornelius, the saxophone is mere putty. His latest solo outing titled Maybe Steps features Cornelius soaring through a melodic collection of original tunes as well as a couple of standards accompanied by an intense, yet subtle backdrop supplied by his top-notch rhythm section. Starting off on the [read more…]