Insane Alto Sax Solo Transcription of Todd DelGiudice on Cherokee in 12 Keys!

I am continually amazed at all the great players that we have access to these days.   When I was a kid, I had my record collection by which I learned of the famous sax players out there.  I knew my teacher who sounded great every week when I saw him and I knew of Read More…

NEW Book-Mastering Altered Pentatonics

I just released a new book I have been working on for a number of years now.  It covers the basic pentatonic scale in all 12 keys with 29 great pentatonic patterns to practice.  It also includes 11 altered pentatonics in these patterns that you can use for a more modern “outside” sound to your Read More…

Matt Marantz Slant Legacy Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a Matt Marantz Slant Legacy hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece.  I have wanted to try one of these ever since I heard Joel Frahm play one on Youtube last year.  Matt Marantz was nice enough to send me one to try out for a few days and perhaps review, so here Read More…

Finding the “Holy Grail” of Sax Mouthpieces

Today, I’m going to write about an important subject that I haven’t addressed very often on my site here.  This article is about the elusive search for the “Holy Grail” of saxophone mouthpieces.  I have encountered thousands of sax players over the years who have been searching for their “Holy Grail” sax mouthpiece.  They might Read More…

Marc Jean Saxophone Ligature II Model 700 Review

Today, I am reviewing a beautiful new ligature called the Marc Jean Saxophone Ligature II Model 700.   I reviewed the original Marc Jean ligatures a little over seven years ago. Original Marc Jean Ligature Review When I heard that Marc was coming out with a new ligature I knew I had to review one.  Marc Jean was kind Read More…

Phil-Tone Intrepid Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today I am reviewing another great tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Phil Engleman at Phil-Tone mouthpieces.  I have reviewed quite a few Phil-Tone sax mouthpieces on the site already and am always interested when Phil announces a new mouthpiece model.  A couple of months ago he announced that he had stumbled upon a new sax mouthpiece that Read More…

10mFan Black Widow Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Mark Sepinuck, 10mFan as he is known in the saxophone world, came out with a line of tenor saxophone mouthpieces a few years ago that have been very popular with saxophone players.  Mark, created a very detailed three category system of tenor sax mouthpieces and he designed (with the help of Eric Falcon) what he considered to be Read More…

The Stan Getz Omnibook Review

It’s with a bit of embarrassment that I admit that in the past, I have never really been a big fan of Stan Getz.  I remember hearing his name when I was younger and checking out some of his recordings but what can I say?  Those were my Michael Brecker and Bob Berg years.   I couldn’t get Read More…

Dave Koz Saxophone Play-Along Book Review

Today, I am reviewing a saxophone play along book by Hal Leonard.  This is the Volume 6 play-along entitled Dave Koz.  Dave Koz is a smooth jazz saxophone player and I thought it would be interesting to check out this book.  I was a little nervous in reviewing this book because talking about smooth jazz Read More…

Forestone Saxophone Mouthpiece Patch Review

I have to admit, that I never thought I would do a review of a saxophone mouthpiece patch.  What on earth would I write about?  It sticks on the mouthpiece. Check!  It protects the mouthpiece from my teeth. Check!   That’s about it.  I’ve actually been asked if I could review some patches by various manufacturers in the Read More…

100 Must Know Jazz Tunes Consensus List

I was going through my computer deleting random “bad” photos I have been collecting for years when I found this gem among the photos.  I must have downloaded it while on my phone from Facebook or some other source because I have no recollection of downloading it at all.  I was about to delete it when I Read More…

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