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…]
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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!
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…]
Dave Liebman apparently has a big band – who knew? Very cool to know though, as his concert late last month was hailed by AllAboutJazz.com’s Victor L. Schermer as comparable to “comparison with the classic Thelonious Monk Big Band at Town Hall in 1959″ Although it was a big band setting with great arrangements by the [read more…]
Your weekly sampling of some of this past week’s saxophone-related news: Jazz legend James Moody battling cancer Stars of saxophone to hit Istanbul stage (Lovano, Liebman, Coltrane) [Sorry(!), but this web page has disappeared since the original publication of this article] Branford Marsalis adds mood to Fred Schepisi’s Storm The great Gato Barbieri again purrs in [read more…]
Can’t you just sniff it in the air? Yes, of course, it’s that magical time of the year as Saxophone Day 2010 looms upon us. For those of you who don’t know, this coming Saturday, November 6 is “Saxophone Day” – or the day that Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone was born. Rather [read more…]