10mFan Celebration Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a new tenor saxophone mouthpiece from 10mFan sax mouthpieces.  This is the Celebration 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…

Absolute Color Line Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a new alto saxophone mouthpiece from Absolute mouthpieces in Italy.  This is neon yellow Absolute Color Line 7 alto saxophone mouthpiece.   These Absolute Color Line saxophone mouthpieces also come in neon blue as well as neon red as you can see in the photo below. Absolute Color Line Neon Yellow, Neon Read More…

An Inside Look into the Joe Allard Approach of Saxophone Playing: Memories of the First Three Lessons

In 2010, Gary Jones posted these personal memories written below on the “Sax on the Web” saxophone forum.  Gary shared these recollections from his first three lessons with George, a graduate student who personally studied with Joe Allard in the 1970’s.   He happily gave me permission to post his memories here also. This is what Read More…

Zac Saxophone Mouthpiece Ligature Review

Today, I am reviewing a really cool new saxophone ligature made by Zac ligatures in Italy.  I heard about the Zac saxophone ligature from a fan of Neffmusic who asked me if I could review the Zac ligatures because he was curious about them.  I reached out to Alberto at Zac ligatures and he was Read More…

Mark Turner-Transcriptions and Essays by Jeff McGregor Review

For the last couple of weeks,  I have been checking out two amazing transcription books by Jeff McGregor entitled Chris Potter-Transcriptions and Essays and Mark Turner-Transcriptions and Essays. I already reviewed the Chris Potter Transcription book,  and today I will be reviewing Mark Turner-Transcriptions and Essays. Mark Turner-Transcriptions and Essays by Jeff McGregor If you Read More…

Chris Potter-Transcriptions and Essays by Jeff McGregor Review

For the last couple of weeks,  I have been checking out two amazing transcription books by Jeff McGregor entitled Chris Potter-Transcriptions and Essays and Mark Turner-Transcriptions and Essays. Chris Potter-Transcriptions and Essays by Jeff McGregor If you were to gather ten saxophone players around a table and have a discussion about who the cutting edge Read More…

Boston Sax Shop S-Series 7* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am excited to be reviewing the new BSS (Boston Sax Shop) S-Series 7* tenor saxophone mouthpiece released by Jack Finucane at the Boston Sax Shop. Jack Finucane is the owner of Boston Sax Shop and has been my saxophone repairman for the last seven years. I usually head down to Boston about once Read More…

Michael Brecker Act Natural Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here’s another great Michael Brecker tenor sax solo transcription I am excited to share with everyone. This transcription has been available out there on the internet for many years now, so I have never posted my transcription here on my site, but I kind of wanted to now for sentimental reasons. This transcription includes the Read More…

Michael Brecker Tenor Sax Solo Transcription-The Melody Still Lingers On (A Night in Tunisia)-Chaka Kahn

About five years ago, I started working on a transcription of an incredible solo by Michael Brecker over “A Night in Tunisia” (Chaka Kahn calls it “The Melody Still Lingers On”). This is from a video on Youtube of Chaka Kahn performing a great version of this tune in 1981.  This is classic early eighties Read More…

Comparing Four SYOS Signature Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces Side by Side

Today, I am comparing four SYOS tenor saxophone mouthpieces that I have reviewed in the past side by side so that you can more easily hear and compare these tenor saxophone mouthpieces and sound clips to each other.  The comparison is between the SYOS Chad LB 8* tenor saxophone mouthpiece, the SYOS Tivon Pennicott 8 Read More…

GetASax GS RESO FG Special 7* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

It looks like December is “Reso” month here at Neffmusic as I have three reproductions of Otto Link Reso Chamber tenor saxophone mouthpieces sitting on my desk to review this month. I have already reviewed the James Bunte ARC that is a reproduction of an Otto Link Joe Allard Reso Chamber tenor saxophone mouthpiece as Read More…

SYOS Knoel Scott Signature Model Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Knoel Scott signature model 7 alto saxophone mouthpiece from SYOS mouthpieces in France.   I have already completed a number of Syos saxophone mouthpiece reviews here on the site and I thought all of these sax mouthpieces played excellently so I was excited to review this Knoel Scott signature alto saxophone Read More…

GetASax GS RESO Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

It looks like December is “Reso” month here at Neffmusic as I have three reproductions of Otto Link Reso Chamber tenor saxophone mouthpieces sitting on my desk to review this week.  I have a GetASax GS RESO tenor saxophone mouthpiece that is a precise replica of a vintage Otto Link Reso Chamber. The GS RESO Read More…

James Bunte ARC (Allard Reso Chamber) Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

It looks like December is “Reso” month here at Neffmusic as I have three reproductions of Otto Link Reso Chamber tenor saxophone mouthpieces sitting on my desk to review this week.   I have a Getasax Reso tenor mouthpiece that is a copy of an Otto Link Reso Chamber 5 mouthpiece with a Freddie Gregory Mark Read More…

Gottsu Sepia Tone VI Marble Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

If you like the sound of Paul Desmond, this review is for you.  Today, I am reviewing a hard rubber alto saxophone mouthpiece from Gottsu mouthpieces in Japan.  I had received some emails from a few different fans of my site who were impressed with the Gottsu sax mouthpieces they had played and I decided Read More…

Sakshama Branford Marsalis Model Delrin Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a Sakshama Branford Marsalis model Delrin tenor saxophone mouthpiece that I bought used online because I was curious about this tenor sax mouthpiece.  I have read that Branford Marsalis played a Guardala tenor sax mouthpiece in the 80’s and 90’s (not sure when he switched to something else) and I have Read More…

Jerry Bergonzi You’re My Everything Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is another great tenor sax solo transcription by Dimitrii Sergheev.  This a solo by the great Jerry Bergonzi over the jazz standard “You’re My Everything”. Jerry Bergonzi is a great jazz tenor sax player and teacher from the New England area and if you went to school in Boston like I did, Jerry Bergonzi Read More…

Chris Potter’s Burnin’ Impressions Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is another great tenor sax solo transcription by Dimitrii Sergheev of Chris Potter soloing on Impressions by John Coltrane.  Chris Potter is at the 2019 Groundup Music Fest when people could still hang out together and listen to music. Boy, do I miss those days….. Last summer,  I discovered Dimitrii Sergheev on Facebook when Read More…

Phil Dwyer Gentle Rain Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Last summer,  I discovered a new sax player on Facebook who was posting killer transcriptions on Youtube. His name is Dimitrii Sergheev from Moldova.  Dimitrii caught my attention because we seem to have the exact same tastes in great tenor sax solos that need to be transcribed. I reached out to Dimitrii on Facebook and Read More…

Adam Larson Chord Tone Blues Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is a short two chorus transcription of the young tenor saxophonist Adam Larson playing a tenor saxophone solo over a blues progression that I saw on Instagram the other day.  Adam is mostly just using chord tones on this tenor sax solo with a few tritone substitutions here and there.  It is not overly Read More…

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