Bob Mintzer Beautiful Everything Happens To Me Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

I have another amazing treat for all of you!  A couple of weeks ago,  I discovered a new sax player on Facebook who was posting killer transcriptions on Youtube. His name is Dimitii Sergheev from Moldova.  Dimitrii caught my attention because we seem to have the exact same tastes in great tenor sax solos that Read More…

Michael Brecker New York Minute Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

I have a treat for all of you!  A couple of weeks ago,  I discovered a new sax player on Facebook who was posting killer transcriptions on Youtube. His name is Dimitii Sergheev from Moldova.  Dimitrii caught my attention because we seem to have the exact same tastes in great tenor sax solos that need Read More…

Max Ionata Ridiculously Great Parole Parole Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

I have another treat for all of you!  A couple of weeks ago,  I discovered a new sax player on Facebook who was posting killer transcriptions on Youtube. His name is Dimitii Sergheev from Moldova.  Dimitrii caught my attention because we seem to have the exact same tastes in great tenor sax solos that need Read More…

Michael Brecker Scarborough Fair Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

I have a treat for all of you!  A couple of weeks ago,  I discovered a new sax player on Facebook who was posting killer transcriptions on Youtube. His name is Dimitii Sergheev from Moldova.  Dimitrii caught my attention because we seem to have the exact same tastes in great tenor sax solos that need Read More…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Doug Webb Swingin’ Rhythm Changes Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is a great solo by the tenor saxophone player Doug Webb.  Doug is a fantastic tenor player from the west coast (Los Angeles area).  I own a bunch of his albums including a Christmas CD entitled “Home for Christmas” which is my go to Christmas music when my family wants Christmas music but I Read More…

Video Tour of The Michael Brecker Archive at William Paterson University

Louis Gerrits creator of the site michaelbreckerliverecordings.com posted a link to a video tour of the Living Jazz Archives at William Paterson University which includes the Michael Brecker Archive on Facebook this morning.   I posted about this great archive in the past here: Michael Brecker Archive Article. The Michael Brecker part of the video tour Read More…

Vintage New York Meyer USA 4M Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Refaced By Jimmy Jensen Review

Today, I’m lucky to be able to play and review a vintage New York Meyer medium chamber alto saxophone mouthpiece.  Jimmy Jensen at Tenor Madness was nice enough to send me what he called a “mouthpiece funbox”.  This was a box of special and unique mouthpieces that Jimmy thought I might find interesting.  Among the Read More…

Meet the Tuckers-Blues Up and Down-Tucker Antell and Mike Tucker Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another great transcription of two local tenor saxophone players up here in the Northeast that many of you outside the area might not know about. Mike Tucker and Tucker Antell.  Since I posted the start of the Eternal Triangle solo by these two yesterday, I have received many comments in response.  “Meet the Read More…

JX Custom JXRO 8 Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the JX Custom JXRO 8 alto saxophone mouthpiece.    This is made by Jianxing Li in Guangzhou, China.  A number of months ago, I was contacted and asked if I would consider reviewing the sax mouthpieces in the photo below for Mr. Li.  They look to be quite the arsenal of Read More…

Dexter Gordon Tenor Sax Solo Transcription of You Stepped Out of a Dream

A couple of months ago I received an email asking me if I could transcribe Dexter Gordon’s solo on “You Stepped Out of a Dream” from the Youtube video below with Dexter Gordon and Oscar Peterson.  I clicked on the video and agreed with the person that sent the email that this was an amazing Read More…

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