This is a Dave Liebman masterclass from 2/7/15 in Nashville at the studio of Jeff Coffin. I’m watching it right now as I post this but am so amazed at how deep and insightful this is that I feel I have to post it immediately. I’m at the 60 minute mark and have to […]
So check this out! About 10 days ago, I was on SOTW (Sax on the Web) looking through various posts about saxophone stuff when I ran across a post by a recent member from Spain I didn’t know named”ffjay” that read: Hi all! Guess you’d listen one of the stunning Chris Potter’s solo playing Cherokee in […]
Here’s another great Chris Potter masterclass from 12-4-15 in Akron, Ohio that someone posted on Youtube. This is just an audio of the masterclass. Chris Potter’s opening solo on Cherokee is amazing as usual. I can’t get enough of these solos and masterclasses! Check it out!
Here’s another great workshop with Chris Potter that I came across just now on Facebook. Chris Potter is one of the top tenor saxophone players in the world. There is a great duo performance in the beginning of “Out of Nowhere” . Chris then answers questions from the students and faculty afterwards. Great stuff. Check it out!
I just found these videos on Youtube a few minutes ago and started watching them. Lenny Pickett is a tenor sax player known to almost all saxophone players. If you have ever watched Saturday Night Live, you have heard Lenny Pickett. He’s the sax player in the middle of the TV screen playing notes so […]
Here’s a recently posted masterclass by the great jazz teacher and tenor saxophone player George Garzone. I studied with George for a semester or two while at Berklee back in the mid 80’s. I remember him messing up my whole musical worldview by telling me to not tongue and stop playing licks. ( I had […]
I emailed Joel Frahm the other day and asked if I could post this great masterclass he did in Prague years ago. He said “No problem” which I was very excited about. I have been a great fan of his going back many years. I went through a stage where I was listening to a […]
Here’s a great masterclass by Branford Marsalis. There’s a lot of wisdom in this 18 minutes. I love Branford’s sound on the soprano. What he says about the importance of melody and speaking through your music to people is huge. Making some sort of connection with the audience………….Great stuff! Check it out!
Here are some great clips from youtube of a Hal Galper masterclass. Hal Galper is a great piano player who has has played with many of the jazz legends. I came to know him from some Phil Woods albums I had growing up. These are great to watch a number of times. Hal is such […]
This is a great masterclass by Kenny Werner. I’ve been a fan of Kenny Werner since I read his book “Effortless Mastery” a number of years ago. I love his mindset of letting go of the fear and distraction that can attack us when we perform. So often when I was younger, I would be […]