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…

RPC Gold Series 110B Ultem Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing an RPC Gold Series 110B Ultem tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Ron Coelho, at RPC mouthpieces.   I reviewed an older red letter RPC 110B tenor sax mouthpiece about a year ago and after the review Ron Coelho contacted me through email and asked if we could talk on the phone. (Ron’s Read More…

Retro Revival Tru-Slant Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another Retro Revival tenor saxophone mouthpiece called the Tru-Slant.  This is a tenor sax mouthpiece modeled after the Otto Link Slant Signature hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpieces from the 60’s. These tenor saxophone mouthpieces are made by Joel Peskin (iReedMan) and Bob Sheppard at Retro Revival. In the past I have Read More…

Gottsu Sepia Tone Jazz Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a tenor saxophone mouthpiece from Gottsu mouthpieces in Japan.  I had received some emails from a few different fans of my site who were impressed with the Gottsu sax mouthpieces they had played and I decided to reach out to the Gottsu company and see if I could review some of Read More…

SYOS Tivon Pennicott Signature Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another tenor saxophone mouthpiece from a fairly new company called SYOS mouthpieces in France.  This company hit the saxophone mouthpiece scene not too long ago and immediately caught the world’s attention by producing these really bright colored 3D printed saxophone mouthpieces made of plastic.  I remember thinking they were strange looking Read More…

SYOS Chad Lefkowitz-Brown Signature Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a tenor saxophone mouthpiece from a fairly new company called SYOS mouthpieces in France.  This company hit the saxophone mouthpiece scene not too long ago and immediately caught the world’s attention by producing these really bright colored 3D printed saxophone mouthpieces made of plastic.  I remember thinking they were strange looking Read More…

Theo Wanne Gaia 3 Hard Rubber Tenor Mouthpiece Review

I was excited to hear that Theo Wanne was releasing a new tenor saxophone mouthpiece called the Gaia 3 a few months ago and asked Theo if I could review it.  I had reviewed the original Gaia tenor saxophone mouthpiece back in 2009 and it was one of  the best tenor saxophone mouthpieces I had Read More…

Swingin’ Max Ionata “Home At Last” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another killin’ solo by the great tenor saxophone player Max Ionata.  I absolutely love this solo and have probably listened to it a hundred times this morning.  Part of what I love about the solo, is watching Max on the video.  He is playing this killin’ perfect tenor sax solo but he looks 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…

Brand Spankin’ New Florida Otto Link Metal 100th Anniversary Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

A few weeks ago, I reviewed a new 100th anniversary model Florida Otto Link tenor saxophone mouthpiece by JJ Babbitt that I found out after the fact was refaced by Jimmy Jensen at Tenor Madness. I decided to proceed with the review anyways with the hopes that I would soon get a brand new JJ Read More…

Florida Otto Link Metal 100th Anniversary Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece refaced by Jimmy Jensen Review

Today, I am reviewing a new 100th anniversary model Florida Otto Link tenor saxophone mouthpiece refaced by Jimmy Jensen.  The vintage metal Florida Otto Link tenor sax mouthpieces from the 1960’s are some of the most sought after vintage Otto Links on the vintage sax mouthpiece market today.  When I heard the news that JJ 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…

Battle of the Two Tuckers-Eternal Triangle-Tucker Antell and Mike Tucker Transcription

Here is a 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. I first heard of Mike Tucker years ago when I came upon a recording of Mike playing a gig with George Garzone.  It Read More…

Sugal Super Gonz I Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a “Sugal Super Gonz I” tenor saxophone mouthpiece like the one I played for seven years back in the 90s.  Before the Super Gonz I,  I had been playing a Sugal JB model tenor saxophone mouthpiece that I bought from Jerry Bergonzi in 1991 and had been using for about two Read More…

Phil Barone Hollywood 8 Tenor Sax Mouthpiece Refaced by MojoBari

Today, I am reviewing a unique Phil Barone Hollywood 8 tenor saxophone mouthpiece that I had Keith Bradbury (Mojobari) work on for me a number of years ago.  I had originally bought this from a sax player who said it was his gigging mouthpiece for a number of years.  The bite plate had some deep 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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