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Selmer III Silver or Gold for Jazz

Which horn is better for jazz, the Selmer III Silver coated or the gold? Lets leave the Reference 54 out of this one please.

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

dark sound

how do you get that mellow and dark sound out of alto sax?

10 years ago
by duoheer (15 posts)

Chris Potter

Chris Potter is the greatest saxophone player alive. Discuss.

10 years ago
by jaljll77 (1 post)

mouthpiece help

What is a good alto mouthpiece for jazz? Beechler, Rosseau are two popular ones ive heard. Any specific brands/types that…

10 years ago
by Gumptious (40 posts)

Another Sax brand question: Yamahas

Whats the 3 best Yamaha models i can get? Im being told to get an A62 because theyre "cheap" i dont want to be cheap, im wo…

10 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

Selmer Serie II

I got a serie II a few months ago, and I'm very pleased with it. Jazz band started last week. The first alto has a vintage co…

10 years ago
by jazzax (30 posts)

About Multiphonics....

Okay... I may sound dumb here (not sure) but bear with me on this. What possible use can us saxophone players have with multi…

10 years ago
by jazzax (30 posts)

otto link ligatures

hi i just got a new otto link new york model mouthpiece for my tenor sax. it has a 7 opening. i am not very happy with the st…

10 years ago
by KCSaxGal (46 posts)

Good Big Bands/CDs

Hey can anyone name some good CDs that have a lot of the songs primarily just big band charts? Latin, Ballads, Swing any good…

10 years ago
by Black Orpheus (23 posts)

THE PERFECT JAZZ SAXOPHONE

Hi. I want 2 know which saxophone is the best for jazz? What brand[s] and size, alto,tenor ect. Thanks, JackCici

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Alto/Tenor Jazz Ballads...PLEASE help

I am looking for some good Big Band ballad charts with a feature in alto or tenor saxaphone. This is going to be for a High S…

10 years ago
by tenor562 (297 posts)

A Jazz Key Change . . . ?

I play alto sax, and I have a solo for a "funk" song in my jazz band, titled Tiger Lady, by Jeff Jarvis. In my solo keys ther…

10 years ago
by mintyfreshjam (48 posts)

Vandoren V-16????

got a bit of a problem.. right now im playin with a 3 and a half vandoren java, its good, but it seems a bit weak, and i kno…

10 years ago
by mintyfreshjam (48 posts)

conn o sax

hi everybody! i like the conn o sax because it seems so unusual and mysterious but i can't find two much info about it cause…

10 years ago
by Jack Cici (87 posts)

Check out Kenny Garrett live!

I have to say one of the most incredible concerts I've heard in recent memory was Kenny Garrett with Kenny Kirkland, Nat Reev…

10 years ago
by jazzax (30 posts)

Good jazz clubs in New Orleans

Does anyone know of any good jazz clubs in or around N.O. I love the saxophone and jazz and I just want to find some good jaz…

10 years ago
by Jack Cici (87 posts)

This might be a tuffy

hey guys, ive been workin hard the past few weeks on my tone, and technique and whatnot, i just dont feel like im getting any…

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

transcription

What do you think is the most important thing to be gained from transcribing?

10 years ago
by stutrane (15 posts)

Jazz Books

Hi, I'm a tenor player, I recently started around a year ago, but have been playing seriously since around May. I originally…

10 years ago
by stutrane (15 posts)

favorite non-sax

We all love saxophones here, but as we know(whether or not we care to aknowledge it) there are other musicians out there. Who…

10 years ago
by vzkgszhz (5 posts)

Just blowin off some steam fella's

well, maybe you can add your 2 cents into this one.. theres this kid i kno thats in my grade..hes not too mature about mus…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Brand New Saxist-to-be... What should I buy!

I'm as green as you can get when it comes to anything about saxaphones. I played around with a tenor at my house for a while…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

Vandoren Optimum Lig???

plain and simple..is it any good?? better than my rovner dark? is it worth the money? will it give me better projection?? als…

10 years ago
by bjemike (7 posts)

sax reeds

hey, im new. does anyone no anything about metal reeds being used as mutes or something like that? If you do, were can i get…

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

Lester Young Tone

I have been playing tenor for a little over a year and I'm a huge Lester Young fan. My question is how do I get a Lester Youn…

10 years ago
by peter090 (155 posts)
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