Transcription of Danny Janklow’s Solo on Scrapple from the Apple

Here is another Facebook “Jam of the Week” solo transcription. I love hearing some of these new young players on the scene posting their solos.  There is something raw and courageous about letting it all fly on a video clip for all to see that is exciting. I also love that these are just one chorus. Read More…

Need a Metal Sax Mouthpiece Facelift? Contact Matt Marantz for a Replating

For many years now I have been looking around for someone who replates saxophone mouthpieces.  Back in the 90’s,  I had a mouthpiece that had the bite plate fall off and then the gold plating was all wearing away.  I read about health hazards that could come from playing a raw brass or copper mouthpiece Read More…

Westcoast Sax MOAM Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Westcoast Sax “MOAM” tenor saxophone mouthpiece.  You might remember that I reviewed the Westcoast Sax “MOFO” tenor mouthpiece last year and I just reviewed the MOAM alto sax mouthpiece earlier today. Matt Lee at Westcoast Sax is always picking interesting and understated names for his sax mouthpieces and this is Read More…

Westcoast Sax MOAM Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Westcoast Sax “MOAM” alto saxophone mouthpiece.  You might remember that I reviewed the Westcoast Sax “MOFO” tenor mouthpiece last year. Matt Lee at Westcoast Sax is always picking interesting and understated names for his mouthpieces and this is no exception.  The name MOAM stands for the “Mother of all Mouthpieces”.  Read More…

Retro Revival “Super D” Florida Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another new Retro Revival “Super D” model tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Joel Peskin (iReedMan) and Bob Sheppard. This is the silver “Super D” Florida model.  Yesterday, I reviewed the darker New York model mouthpiece which is gold plated and played great. Joel and Bob have started a company called Retro Revival Read More…

Retro Revival “Super D” New York Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the new Retro Revival “Super D” New York model tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Joel Peskin (iReedMan) and Bob Sheppard. Joel and Bob have started a company called Retro Revival in which they produce exact copies of great vintage mouthpieces from the past. When Joel started the company they started with Read More…

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…

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