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…

Chris Potter and Joe Lovano Video

Here’s a great video of Chris Potter and Joe Lovano playing together in NYC. The first two clicks are of the jazz standard Four. The last one is of Bye Bye Blackbird. It’s amazing to see these two masters playing together. You can tell they really enjoy each others playing. This is some pretty hardcore Read More…

Killer Kenny Garrett solo with Miles

Here’s a great video of Kenny Garrett playing a solo on the tune Human Nature.  He’s playing with Miles Davis in Paris.  I remember getting this video in the early 90’s.  I never heard of Kenny Garrett before and this solo blew me away.  I must have watched it a thousand times.  I would play Read More…

Rich Perry playing the blues……..

Here’s a great video of Rich Perry playing a blues all by himself. Rich is one of my favorite players. I remember when I first heard him years ago, I really wasn’t that into him. Back then I was into Michael Brecker, Bob Berg and guys like that. I heard musicians talking about Rich Perry Read More…

Frank Wess & Scott Robinson Tenor Saxophone Blues Up and Down

I’ve been listening to a bunch of different versions of “Blues Up & Down” lately.   I love hearing two distinct tenor saxophone players going at it.  Some people like to refer to this as a “battle”.  They like to talk afterwards about who “won”.   To me, those type of people  need to grow Read More…

Amazing Charlie Parker Recording of Cherokee

Back when I was in junior high school I was introduced to the playing of Charlie Parker.  It was 9th grade and up to that point all I had listened to was Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, Dave Sanborn and the Yellowjackets.  My saxophone teacher told me that if I wanted to be good at jazz Read More…

Great hour long interview with Joshua Redman

Here’s a great link to an interview with the great tenor saxophone player Joshua Redman.  Joshua has been one of my favorite tenor players since I first heard him in the mid 90’s.  I think the first album I bought was “Freedom in the Groove”.  Soon after that I bought every one of Joshua Redman’s Read More…

The Ultimate Alto Sax Sound-Jesse Davis

I love Jesse Davis! I listen to tenor saxophone players about 80% of the time but when I want to listen to an alto saxophone player Jesse Davis is usually my first choice.  If you don’t know him check out this video of “The Very Thought of You”…….He has an amazing sound that is huge,fat Read More…

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