Tim Willcox Talks Composition, Long Tones, Music Theory, and More
If you haven’t heard of Tim Willcox yet, then you’ll be hearing of this brilliant sax man soon enough. Based in Portland, Oregon, Tim has been honored with multiple awards. Besides being awarded in Downbeat magazine as a high school student, Tim was named a Presidential Scholar of the Arts, with the honor being bestowed at the White House by President Bill Clinton. Tim was also the recipient of the Stan Getz/Clifford Brown fellowship presented by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Since the mid-nineties, Tim has performed and recorded with music greats including David Friesen, George Mitchell, Gina Vanelli, Perter Erskine, Larry Genadier and Ingrid Jensen among many, many others. With one solo album titled “Sound Architecture” under his belt, Tim is currently finishing up his second album to be released in the very near future.
July 26, 2011 @ 11:01 am
I finally got around to listening to this all the way through. Thanks for putting up with my inability to complete a full sentence, not to mention all of the awkward pauses!
Thanks for having me on your site. I appreciate what you’re doing for players and teachers.
July 26, 2011 @ 9:13 pm
No problem man. Hell, I can barely stand to listen to myself with all of the “umm”s and “very cool”‘s. I think that the goal of the interview was definitely achieved, since it’s packed with some great info. In fact, I now practice long tones with the fade in-fadeout method you introduced.
Anyhow, thanks for the thanks, totally stoked that people are feeling helped by the site.
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