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This is a guest post from saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, pianist, educator, and blogger, Mark Catoe. Back in April, the self-described “nonpartisan enterprise,” MinnPost, published an interview with Christian McBride. In it, he talks about the groups he currently plays with, having fun playing music, and knowing James Brown. I find the entire read fascinating (head [read more…]
Generously lauded in publications such as The Village Voice, The Boston Herald, The Boston Phoenix, and the Boston Globe, it’s obvious that Daniel Bennett is the toast of his former town (he is now based in New York City). With a list of teachers that includes Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone, it’s easy to see [read more…]
Any devoted jazz saxophone player with an internet connection knows Charles McNeal’s love letter to jazz history, CharlesMcNeal.com. As a Facebook friend of Charles myself, there are periods where he cranks out, literally, a transcription each day. As an equal opportunity transcriber, he’s taken down hundreds of solos from all ends of the jazz legend [read more…]
For some time, I’ve wanted to get a grasp on what you, my saxadelic website visitors are most interested in reading about. Sure, I could pose the question as a simple post on Facebook and Twitter, but I thought I’d take it to the next level. With that in mind, I’ve decided to put my [read more…]
Epitomizing what it means to be a modern tenor player, sax maven Ben Britton is a name you’re going to be hearing a lot more of. Unlike your average musician weary of being overshadowed, Ben choose to supercharge his 2010 debut release, Uncertain Living by including the mighty Chris Potter as a special guest. With [read more…]