Chris Potter Transcription of Cherokee in 10 Keys

So check this out!  About 10 days ago,  I was on SOTW (Sax on the Web)  looking through various posts about saxophone stuff when I ran across a post by a recent member from Spain I didn’t know named”ffjay” that read: Hi all! Guess you’d listen one of the stunning Chris Potter’s solo playing Cherokee in Read More…

Tenor Madness New EBII Tenor Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the new Tenor Madness EBII hard rubber tenor mouthpiece.  Randy Jones over at Tenor Madness caused quite a stir in the saxophone world when he came out with a “new” EB (Early Babbitt) version of the Otto Link tenor mouthpiece a number of years ago which I reviewed here.  At the time, Read More…

Body and Soul: The Evolution of a Tenor Saxophone Standard Review

For the last couple of weeks,  I have been diligently working through a great new book by Eric Allen entitled “Body and Soul: The Evolution of a Tenor Saxophone Standard” Body and Soul: The Evolution of a Tenor Saxophone Standard I have been hearing for years that young players today just don’t know the history behind jazz. Read More…

Chris Potter Masterclass 12-04-2015 Akron, Ohio

Here’s another great Chris Potter masterclass from 12-4-15 in Akron, Ohio that someone posted on Youtube.  This is just an audio of the masterclass.  Chris Potter’s opening solo on Cherokee is amazing as usual.  I can’t get enough of these solos and masterclasses!  Check it out! Share :

Forestone Hinoki Synthetic Reeds Review

Today, I am reviewing a product that I never ever thought I would review.  The product is a synthetic reed.  (*Before you read further, I need to state in all honesty, that I have always hated, detested and scorned every synthetic reed I have ever tried.  Over the last 20 years I have at times tried Read More…

Liu Shizhao Studio Prototype Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

About a month ago, I was on Facebook just browsing through peoples posts when I came upon some beautiful pictures of some mouthpieces I had never seen before.  These were posted by Liu Shizhao who lives in Beijing, China and who makes mouthpieces.   Judging from the pictures I saw, these were masterfully made mouthpieces! Read More…

Seamus Blake “Billie’s Bounce” Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here’s another great blues solo transcription from one of my favorite players, Seamus Blake.  This is a fast blues called “Billie’s Bounce” and is from an obscure CD entitled “Sax Summit”.   I say obscure because I am probably one of the biggest fans and followers of jazz saxophone recordings and I had never heard of it Read More…

The Dick Oatts Solo Collection Review

  Today I am reviewing an awesome new transcription book of solos by alto saxophonist Dick Oatts.  Dan Bayliss wrote the transcriptions and did the work of putting this ebook together.  It includes 9 solos from 3 albums and is 68 pages long. The CD’s the solos are from are Dick Oatts “Standard Issue Volume Read More…

Johannes Gerber Solo LC Soprano Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another great mouthpiece by Johannes Gerber in South Africa. Mr. Gerber has been making mouthpieces for many years and I reviewed a tenor mouthpiece of his a few years ago.  The Gerber Slant model.  Johannes Gerber has a great reputation amongst sax players as well as craftsman for his excellent work Read More…

Liu Shizhao MB Prototype Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

In todays modern world, you see new products popping up on the internet almost everyday.  About a month ago, I was on Facebook just browsing through friend’s posts when I came upon some beautiful pictures of some mouthpieces I had never seen before.  These were posted by Liu Shizhao who lives in Beijing, China and apparently Read More…

Great Interview with Sax Player John Isley

Here’s a new interview with the sax player John Isley.  I loved listening to this. Tons of great mature humble insights and observations to take note of.  Kind of guy I would love to talk to for a couple of hours………… Here’s a quote about John taken from his website: John’s been a staple of the Read More…

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