A Couple of Live Gig Sax Clips from the Past………

I was going through my computer this morning deleting random junk files and miscellaneous recordings from the past when I came across some clips from a gig some 10+ years ago.   It’s a rough “live” gig recording and not a polished studio recording so try not to be too critical of it.   I believe I’m playing my trusty JVW (Jon Van Wie) refaced Otto Link mouthpiece on this gig as I recognize the sound of it.


“Jon Van Wie” Refaced Otto Link Tenor Mouthpiece

The first clip is a solo on “Shame” and the second is a bit of noodling around on “Use Me”.   The Shame clip sounds a bit dissonant at the :14 second mark but I believe that is a drunk guy screaming loudly during my solo.  I believe this was a gig with some subs in the band as I don’t recognize the female vocalists on the recording.  Nothing earth shattering but typical of how I play on this type of material……………

Steve Neff Sax Solo on “Shame”

Steve Neff Sax Fills on “Use Me”

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.


  1. Beatifull sound

  2. Link becomes Berg.

  3. Avatar Anthony Ferro says

    Everything you do is GOLD!!! I loved it. It’s fun. Thanks. Your books Devastating Funk etc. Iam learning I hanthonyave many of your books. THANKS.

  4. Sounding good there Steve. I’m liking the fills on Use Me Up. That definitely doesn’t sound like a link

  5. Avatar Jeff Schachinger says

    Great playing Steve!

  6. Avatar Harold Pizer says

    Hi Steve,
    I have purchased many of your books. I noticed that in the introduction to your various books you don’t really recommend using a particular form of articulation, and even in your exercises written out in all 12 keys there are not usually any articulation marks or dynamics or phrasing suggestions. When I practice from your books Steve, could you recommend a certain technique that I should be using? I seem to either use no articulation so that all the notes run together, or I tongue every single note so it sounds staccato. There is no in-between. Can you help me Steve?

  7. Straight up Money! Love what you do on sax Steve! (Like breathe fire!)

  8. Very nice and full of feeling … nice sound with some Brecker vibe!
    I like it.

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