Bob Reynolds Donna Lee Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is another transcription of a great tenor saxophone solo by Bob Reynolds over the Charlie Parker tune Donna Lee.  This is a video I discovered on Youtube a number of years ago.  I immediately decided I wanted to transcribe this solo and put it into a folder on my computer entitled “Solos to Transcribe”.  Read More…

Bob Reynolds Funky Tenor Saxophone Solo on Eb Minor Groove Transcription

Here is a transcription of a really cool tenor sax solo by Bob Reynolds.  I have been a fan of Bob’s for years and when I heard this solo on Youtube last week, I had to write it down.  It’s on a simple Eb minor (for the tenor sax) type of groove and Bob tears Read More…

10mFan Chameleon Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a new tenor saxophone mouthpiece from 10mFan sax mouthpieces.  This is the Chameleon 7** hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece.   I have already reviewed a number of great 10mFan tenor saxophone mouthpieces and alto saxophone mouthpieces in the past that you can find here. Whenever Mark Sepinuck, at 10mFan mouthpieces, comes out Read More…

Dan Hitchcock “I’ll Remember April” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another great solo transcription of a player I never heard of before that popped up on my Facebook feed the other day.  I listened for a few seconds and thought “Wow! Who is this guy! He’s really good!”  Well, his name is Dan Hitchcock.   I didn’t really find much about Dan online except Read More…

Insane Sam Dillon “Cherokee” at 400bpm Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another insane tenor sax solo by Sam Dillon. Believe it or not, this is Cherokee at 400 beats per minute.  Yes, you read that correctly……. It’s just a fact of life that if you lock a jazz musician in a room in isolation or quarantine, they will not survive without a clear unfathomable Read More…

Doug Webb Swingin’ One Chorus Tenor Saxophone Solo on All the Things You Are Transcription

Here is another swingin’ tenor sax solo by Doug Webb. This is over one chorus of “All the Things You Are”. This is actually a transcription that Abel Garcia Mendoza did and performed on Facebook yesterday. Abel was kind enough to share it with me and give permission for me to share it with all Read More…

Chad LB Burnin’ Tenor Saxophone Solo on Oleo Transcription

Here is another killer Chad LB (Lefkowitz-Brown) solo that was posted on Youtube yesterday.  This is on the tune Oleo by Sonny Rollins. What does a sax player do when he shouldn’t leave the house because of a contagious virus wreaking havoc around the globe?  Stay home!  Practice and Transcribe!  This morning I spent 5 hours Read More…

The Bill Evans Omnibook for Piano Review

Today, I am reviewing the Bill Evans Omnibook for piano that is published by Hal Leonard.  Hal Leonard has already released many other great Omnibooks that I have already reviewed here including the Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker Volume 2, Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane Omnibooks.  These are all saxophone players of course,  so Read More…

The Secret Super Power of a Slow Learner-Derek Brown-Beatbox Sax

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…

Sam Dillon Blues Exercise Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another tenor saxophone solo transcription of Sam Dillon soloing on a couple of choruses of a Blues on Instagram.  This was kindly shared with me by Roger Humbles after he saw my “On a Misty Night” Sam Dillon tenor saxophone solo transcription. Sam is demonstrating how he likes to practice over a blues Read More…

Burnin’ Sam Dillon “On a Misty Night” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another burnin’ tenor sax solo by another relatively young sax player I discovered on Youtube.  I’d like to introduce the saxophone world to Sam Dillon if you don’t already know him.  I discovered Sam a few years ago but this is the first saxophone solo of his that I have attempted to transcribe.  Read More…

Swingin’ Max Ionata “You’re Driving Me Crazy” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another swingin’ solo by the great tenor saxophone player from Italy, Max Ionata.  I absolutely love this solo and have probably listened to it a hundred times over the last few days while transcribing it.  Max Ionata plays with a perfect blend of hip jazz lines, crazy technique, a swingin’ time feel and Read More…

Chad LB Monster Tenor Sax Lick of the Day

Here is a killer Chad LB (Lefkowitz-Brown) lick that I picked up off of a Youtube video below. Chad is trying out and comparing a D’Addario tenor saxophone mouthpiece to his own SYOS Chad LB tenor saxophone mouthpiece.  At the 4:02-4:06 mark, Chad plays a great modern “Breckeresque” type line that I immediately decided I Read More…

The Deep Wisdom of Victor Wooten

I discovered this gold nugget of a video this morning while drinking my morning coffee and perusing around Youtube to see what was new today. Victor Wooten is an amazing bass player and musician and in this video he teaches some core truths about music in an amazing way! Check it out! (I have started Read More…

Joel Frahm Monster Tenor Sax Lick of the Day!

Here is a killer Joel Frahm lick that I picked up off of a Facebook video below. Joel is trying out a TT tenor saxophone mouthpiece that he sounds terrific on (he hasn’t even taken off his winter hat or coat which cracks me up…..like he just walked in off the street).  At the :08 Read More…

From the Inside Out by Dr. Mark Watkins Book Review

Today, I am reviewing “From the Inside Out” by Dr. Mark Watkins that is published by Outskirts Press. “From the Inside Out” is a revolutionary in-depth 309 page resource book for the development of saxophone sound.  When this book is described as “in-depth”, Dr. Watkins is not joking!  It is 309 pages of descriptions, scientific Read More…

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