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…

Danny Walsh Tenor Sax Solo Transcription of Wave

Here’s another great saxophone solo transcription from a Youtube video that I started working on this morning.   This is another great solo from the terrific tenor sax player, Danny Walsh (I’ve already transcribed a couple other solos by him). Danny Walsh is an amazing NYC saxophone player that  many people may not know about but is definitely worth Read More…

Corry Bros Mesa Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today I am reviewing a new mouthpiece from Jim and Paul Corry over in the UK.  They are the owners of Corry Bros Saxophone Mouthpieces.  As happens regularly on my site, someone contacted me and asked if I could review some of the Corry Bros sax mouthpieces.  I had never heard of them but after Read More…

Saxscape Live Slim Profile Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Ken Barry, at Saxscape mouthpieces has been making mouthpiece since before I started  my website at neffmusic.com.  About 4 years ago, I saw a clip of one of my favorite tenor sax players (Danny Walsh) on Youtube playing a prototype Saxscape “Live” tenor sax mouthpiece and I thought he sounded amazing on it.  Here is Read More…

RPC 110B Red Letter Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a RPC 110B tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Ron Coelho, at RPC mouthpieces.   I used to own one of these 110B tenor sax mouthpieces back in the mid 2000’s before I started this website and remember gigging on it for about 6-8 months at the time.  I was playing a lot of Read More…

The Michael Brecker Archive at William Paterson University

Dr. David Demsey at William Paterson University contacted me a few years ago to tell me about the “Living Jazz Archives” that the University was building and how they were adding a Michael Brecker Archive to the already existing archives that they already had.   The Living Jazz Archives are: A TEACHING TOOL for William Paterson University Read More…

The Art of Imitation-Michael Brecker on Peep

Someone on SOTW (Sax on the Web) posted a video this morning of Michael Brecker soloing over his tune Peep from the early 90’s. Peep was a Brecker tune from the album “Now You See It… (Now You Don’t) that blew my mind when it was released in 1990.   I was a young Brecker head Read More…

Rico Metalite M7 and M9 Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Now for something completely different, a review of a tenor saxophone mouthpiece that only costs about 30 bucks!   Yes, you read that right!   Today,  I am reviewing two Rico Metalite tenor saxophone mouthpieces.  I have been intrigued by these sax mouthpieces for a few years because I have heard a bunch of people rave about Read More…

Dave O’Higgins and Max Ionata Minor Blues Tenor Sax Transcription

I just got back from a family vacation and was dreading picking up my sax and playing after having about two weeks off.  I decided I needed some inspiration,  so I found this video on Youtube to transcribe this morning.  It is of Dave O’Higgins and Max Ionata tearing up a minor blues on tenor Read More…

Rich Perry Tenor Sax Solo Transcription on “East of the Sun”

Here’s a great solo transcription of NYC tenor saxophone player Rich Perry soloing over East of the Sun that was shared with me by Sean Imboden.  This is from his CD “East of the Sun and West of 2nd Avenue”. I was searching the internet last week to see if there were any new Rich Read More…

Max Ionata “But Not For Me” Killer Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Some days the “sax gods” just rain down blessings upon me.  Over the weekend, I started a transcription of Max Ionata’s killer tenor sax solo on “But Not for Me” from the Youtube video below.  This solo has been on my transcription to-do list since I first heard it on Youtube four years ago.  Max Read More…

Michael Brecker “Mellow Minor” Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is another great solo transcription of Michael Brecker on the McCoy Tyner tune “Mellow Minor” from the album “Infinity”.  This has been on my transcription list for many years now and this morning I thought I would hammer away at it and finally finish it. I remember when this album came out, I was Read More…

Pete Christlieb Swingin’ Tenor Sax Solo Transcription-“Limehouse Blues”

For todays transcription, I need to give you a little bit backstory so bear with me for a second.  I started playing the saxophone in 7th grade.  I was your average kid who was excited about playing the sax but not really sure how serious I was or where this new hobby would take me. Read More…

Joel Frahm “Aguas De Março” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here’s another beautiful solo by the great tenor saxophone player, Joel Frahm.  Joel has commented on neffmusic.com quite a few times over the years and his passion for everything to do with the saxophone is very obvious. This youtube video is one of my all time favorites.  It is the tune “Aguas De Março” (Waters of Read More…

The Sonny Rollins Omnibook Review

My first recording of Sonny Rollins that I heard as a teenager was “Saxophone Colossus”.  I checked it out of the local library. I didn’t play tenor saxophone back then but I was interested in anything having to do with jazz so I checked it out.   I remember trying to get into it, but it Read More…

Monster Berg Larsen .170 Tip Opening Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Yes,  you read that right!  A .170 tip opening!! That’s a 14 tip opening!  To give you a little bit of a backstory, I received this email the other day from a fan of my site: “Hi Steve, I have a favor to ask of you, if you can fit it in to your schedule. Read More…

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