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…]
Every once in a while I come across a video that’s so amazing and inspiring that I just have to share it. This video of Chris Potter playing Charlie Parker’s confirmation sans accompaniment is more certainly one of those videos. The video is actually a part of a masterclass DVD series sold by Roberto’s Winds, 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…]
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…]
Jason Robinson is a super-modern tenor sax playing force to be reckoned with. Although he has a sound unique to himself, he also reminds me a lot of Joe Lovano – but that’s just me. As always, AllAboutJazz.com brings us an inspiring and in-depth interview that’s definitely worth checking out. Click here to check it out.