Improving Saxophone Altissimo Exercise with Chris Potter

I just happened upon this as I was perusing the web and drinking my morning coffee just now. Chris Potter playing Giant Steps.  The hard part…… he can’t go below high C. How many of you are brave enough to take on this challenge?……….I’m inspired to practice!   Awesome! Share :

History of the Saxophone Video by Ben Flocks

I had to share this!  Saxophonist Ben Flocks has made a video that takes us through 150 years of saxophone history in about 10 minutes!  This was posted on Youtube in 2014 but somehow I have missed it for the last two years.  This is not a boring lecture but a musical performance where he Read More…

Chris Potter Interview/Performance with Christian McBride

Another great interview and performance by the great saxophone player Chris Potter.  This was recorded from Christian McBride’s SiriusXM radio show “The Low Down”. The interview is fascinating and Chris has such a humble and real honesty about him that it is like he’s in your living room talking to you.  At the 7:45 mark Read More…

Michael Brecker on Three Quartets with Chick Corea

I just found this on Youtube this morning and wanted to share it. This video was made in 2003 and is a reunion concert of the original musicians from Chick Corea’s “Three Quartets” album. Chick Corea, Michael Brecker,Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd. Three Quartets was released in 1981 and was one of the first albums Read More…

This Guy Blows My Mind…….Derek Brown

Derek Brown has a Youtube channel called “Beatbox Sax”.  While most of us mere mortals are just trying to figure out how to play the sax the normal way (or should I say the way that is most “common”), Derek is one of those rare individuals that is breaking new ground with the saxophone.  Check out the two Read More…

Mark Russo-Saxophone Overtones, Altissimo and Growling

This is a great video of Mark Russo demonstrating different concepts on a Cannonball alto and tenor saxophone.  Mark was one of the first professional saxophone players I ever heard in concert.  I was in high school and went to the Syracuse Jazz Festival and a group called the Yellowjackets started playing.   I had Read More…

Chris Potter playing the alto saxophone at 15………….

Here’s an interesting video I just found the other day!  This is Chris Potter playing a gig when he was 15 years old!   Chris Potter is one of the top tenor saxophone player’s in the world right now.  It is so interesting to hear where he was at when he was just 15 years Read More…

Great Lenny Pickett Clinic

I just found these videos on Youtube a few minutes ago and started watching them.  Lenny Pickett is a tenor sax player known to almost all saxophone players.  If you have ever watched Saturday Night Live, you have heard Lenny Pickett.  He’s the sax player in the middle of the TV screen playing notes so Read More…

Great Chris Potter Performance and Interview

Here’s a great interview with Chris Potter that I came across just now on Facebook. Chris Potter is one of the top tenor saxophone players in the world.  There is an unbelievable solo performance in the beginning of the video and this is a very insightful interview.   Chris talks about practicing and different aspect of Read More…

Great Branford Marsalis Interview

Here’s a great Branford Marsalis interview that I just watched on SOTW (Sax on the Web).  I thought this interviewer did a great job!   A lot of what he said about classical music as compared to jazz really it home with me.   In college, I was so stressed to play a classical piece,  it had Read More…

2013 Thelonious Monk Jazz Saxophone Competition

I wanted to share this video that is on Youtube of the 2013 Thelonious Monk Saxophone competition.  I first heard of the Thelonious Monk competition in the early 90’s.  I believe the competition started out in the late 80’s as a piano competition and then started including other instruments in the early 90’s.   1991 was Read More…

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