I just got done doing an amazing in-depth interview with the multi-gifted New York saxophonist, composer, and mouthpiece refacer Adam Niewood for our podcast (aka Best. Saxophone. Podcast. Ever.). Among the things that struck me over the course of the interview was Adam’s description of a major turning point in his musical journey. You see, the [read more…]
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ALSO INCLUDED WITH SIGNUP: FREE Access to Sax Lessons with the Stars series of lesson-style interviews and exercises featuring David Liebman, Adam Larson, Ted Nash, Ben Wendel, Bob Sheppard, Mel Martin, Tim Price, Ricky Sweum, and more to be added!
Over the last few decades as a player, composer, and educator with an insatiable hunger for new material to work on, I’ve amassed an extensive library of books for saxophone. Despite owning many of the countless books on the market now, there are very few books that I’ve found myself coming back to over and [read more…]
Here is another little tidbit that while not exactly being breaking news, is still something that a lot of people have still not yet seen. In an inspiring interview presented in both text and audio with Charlie Parker conducted by Paul Desmond, the two legends discuss a myriad of fascinating topics. Some of the highlights Charlie Parker [read more…]
For the premiere of our podcast – shockingly named “Best. Saxophone. Podcast. Ever.” – I was lucky enough to get to interview Ricky Sweum. Ricky is an incredibly talented up and coming tenor and soprano sax player whose career includes performances with the likes of Gerry Gibbs, Clark Terry, James Moody, Jon Hendricks, and Terry [read more…]
Your weekly sampling of some of this past week’s saxophone-related news: Shining on: interview with Sonny Rollins Rico expands Reserve Classic line [Sorry(!), but this web page has disappeared since the original publication of this article] Jan Garbarek and the Hilliards play music by Komitas (video) Pharoah Sanders part of a long line of jazz royalty [Sorry(!), [read more…]
I know that this brilliant video by sax player Allen Mezquida has been out for a while, but I still wanted to feature it here in case anyone missed it. What I love about it is not only is the animation awesome, but the saxophone playing is great. Amazing to know that Allen was responsible [read more…]