Your weekly sampling of some of this past week’s saxophone-related news: Supreme Saxophonist (Kirk Whalum) Matana Roberts on The Alone Saxophone Wayne Shorter Quartet in Concert Jazz Saxophonist Dave Koz embraces change with a new album Classical Books for Sax Sax great Charles McPherson a dizzying treat Stan Getz: Anniversary! (1987) [Sorry(!), but this web page [read more…]
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This guest post is from Randy Hunter of RandyHunterJazz.com. I am often approached by saxophonists looking for the best way to organize their practice routines. The questions come in many different forms, but always boil down to the issues of what should be practiced and how should it be prioritized. Of course, the answer is [read more…]
In this week’s podcast, we speak with saxophonist, multi-reedist, composer and recording artist Sam Sadigursky. Sam’s played and recorded with artists as diverse as Ray Brown and Brad Mehldau. He is the winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the NFAA/IAJE Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship, and the John Coltrane Young Artist Award. Currently residing [read more…]
There’s little I can say about John Coltrane that hasn’t already been said. But one thing that I don’t hear that often is what Coltrane said about himself. After doing some poking around on the web, I can across this vibey Austin Powers-era interview with the man himself and a less-than-lovable interviewer. At any rate, [read more…]
For those of my compadres living in lands where the holiday of Thanksgiving is celebrated, and even those of you who aren’t, I just wanted to send my warmest thoughts for a safe and happy Turkey Day. As for me, I’ll be heading out to the ever-festive town of Palm Springs, California. So you’ll be [read more…]
It’s one of the key factors that separates the pros from the amateurs. It’s the reason I call American Idol The Intonation Olympics, since it’s the intonation factor which so drastically affects whether or not the singer will manage to touch the viewers’ hearts. It doesn’t matter whether you sing or play an instrument, but [read more…]