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…

Insane Sam Dillon Monster Lick of the Day Tenor Sax Transcription

Here is another short transcription of an incredibly fast jazz line by Sam Dillon that I saw on Instagram the other day.  I hate to think that this is how Sam warms up for a recording session.  Haha!  I transcribed this just for my own enjoyment.  The line itself, is not technically hard and it Read More…

JLV Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Sound Resurfacing Ligature Review

Today, I am reviewing an innovative new saxophone mouthpiece ligature I received from JLV Sound in France.  It is the JLV Sound Resurfacing Sax Ligature for hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpieces. This is not your everyday run of the mill saxophone ligature.  I have included quite a few photos and even a video presentation of Read More…

Boston Sax Shop Superlative Tenor Saxophone Ligature Review

Today, I am reviewing a beautiful new saxophone ligature I received from Jack Finucane at the Boston Sax Shop.  It is the Boston Sax Shop Superlative Sax Ligature for hard rubber tenor sax mouthpieces. I have reviewed a number of Boston Sax Shop products on this site in the past and have written about Jack Read More…

Whoa!! Michael Brecker Performing on a Hard Rubber Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece!!

I wanted to share this interesting video I found on Facebook this morning that was shared by Louis Gerrits who runs the website michaelbreckerliverecordings.com which is a website dedicated to the great tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker who passed away in 2007. *Louis was also kind enough to share the Michael Brecker photos in this article Read More…

10mFan Chameleon Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

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

Dan Hitchcock “I’ll Remember April” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another great solo transcription of a player I never heard of before that popped up on my Facebook feed the other day.  I listened for a few seconds and thought “Wow! Who is this guy! He’s really good!”  Well, his name is Dan Hitchcock.   I didn’t really find much about Dan online except Read More…

Insane Sam Dillon “Cherokee” at 400bpm Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another insane tenor sax solo by Sam Dillon. Believe it or not, this is Cherokee at 400 beats per minute.  Yes, you read that correctly……. It’s just a fact of life that if you lock a jazz musician in a room in isolation or quarantine, they will not survive without a clear unfathomable Read More…

Sam Dillon Blues Exercise Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another tenor saxophone solo transcription of Sam Dillon soloing on a couple of choruses of a Blues on Instagram.  This was kindly shared with me by Roger Humbles after he saw my “On a Misty Night” Sam Dillon tenor saxophone solo transcription. Sam is demonstrating how he likes to practice over a blues Read More…

Burnin’ Sam Dillon “On a Misty Night” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another burnin’ tenor sax solo by another relatively young sax player I discovered on Youtube.  I’d like to introduce the saxophone world to Sam Dillon if you don’t already know him.  I discovered Sam a few years ago but this is the first saxophone solo of his that I have attempted to transcribe.  Read More…

Can You Hear a Difference Poll? Theo Wanne Gaia 3 Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Comparison

This blog post is a follow up to my “Does the mouthpiece material make a difference? Theo Wanne Gaia 3 Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Comparison” post.  I am purposefully not putting a link to that article because I don’t want anyone to cheat. In this poll, I am going to post the same 20 sound clips Read More…

Does the mouthpiece material make a difference? Theo Wanne Gaia 3 Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Comparison

This blog post is about the age old question “Does the material a saxophone mouthpiece is made of make a difference?”  I have read hundreds, if not thousands of discussions on this subject since my earliest days on the internet in the 90’s.  Many of these online discussions would get quite heated with one side Read More…

10mFan Generation II Robusto Ultem Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a new tenor saxophone mouthpiece from 10mFan sax mouthpieces.  This is a generation II Ultem Robusto 7** orange tenor saxophone mouthpiece. (Yes, I wrote “orange”!)  I reviewed a first generation hard rubber Robusto 7** tenor sax mouthpiece a few years ago that I still have in my collection of favorite tenor Read More…

10mFan Showtime Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Mark Sepinuck, 10mFan as he is known in the saxophone world, has been producing a line of tenor and alto saxophone mouthpieces for the last six years that have been very popular with saxophone players around the world.  I have reviewed some of 10mFan’s tenor sax mouthpiece models in the past such as the Robusto, Read More…

Westcoast Sax MOAM .110 Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another Westcoast Sax “MOAM” tenor saxophone mouthpiece. A few months ago, I reviewed an unplated .105 tip opening MOAM. Matt said he would send me a plated model of the MOAM when they were finished and I asked if I could get the .110 tip opening.  I wasn’t planning on doing Read More…

Danny Walsh Tenor Sax Solo Transcription on “A Weaver of Dreams”

Here’s another great saxophone solo transcription from a Youtube video that I started working on last week.   This is another great solo from the terrific NYC tenor sax player, Danny Walsh on the tune “A Weaver of Dreams”.  (I’ve already transcribed a couple other solos by Danny if you want to check those out also…..) Danny Read More…

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