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…

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…

Free Video Lesson on Approach Note Velocity Book

I decided to offer a free video lesson on my book “Approach Note Velocity Volume 1 & 2” for everyone. I have sold many of these books over the years and really want to make sure that everyone is getting the most out of them that they can.  You can consider this an  “overview” lesson on 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 George Garzone Masterclass

Here’s a recently posted masterclass by the great jazz teacher and tenor saxophone player George Garzone.  I studied with George for a semester or two while at Berklee back in the mid 80’s.  I remember him messing up my whole musical worldview by telling me to not tongue and stop playing licks. ( I had Read More…

Branford Marsalis Masterclass

Here’s a great masterclass by Branford Marsalis.  There’s a lot of wisdom in this 18 minutes. I love Branford’s sound on the soprano.   What he says about the importance of melody and speaking through your music to people is huge.  Making some sort of connection with the audience………….Great stuff!  Check it out! Share :

Dexter Gordon “More than You Know” Documentary

Here’s a great video documentary on the life and playing of the great tenor saxophone player Dexter Gordon.   It is called “More than You Know”.   I’ve watched it a number of times and absolutely love it.  Check out the blues “Blues Walk” that starts playing around 1:13!   Dexter  kills this blues.  His lines and quotes Read More…

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