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tenor mouthpiece setup

I have a good setup for my tenor currently. I currently use a Vandoren Jumbo Java Hard Rubber Mouthpiece (T55 opening, which…

10 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Mark VI vs. the Reference Series

hi, i'm thinking about serioulsy upgrading my tenor. currently i play an unlaquered 'Mad Meg' (?) Canonball, but i'm thinkin…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

book or street smarts?

I really want know how to do improvisation and do it good so I've been looking around the forum about improvisation and chord…

10 years ago
by mikesmodern (6 posts)

Weltklang Markneukirchen Klingenthal soprano

Hey there. My uncle collects all sorts of saxes, and recently sent me out this vintage German soprano. An internet search doe…

10 years ago
by latenightsnack (2 posts)

Y-Jazz Quartet at the Lunch-Bar in Yverdon (Switzerland)

Y-jazz Quartet will be performing at the opening of the new Lunch-Bar in Yverdon (Switzerland) Musicians of the band: * Ray…

10 years ago
by marcueter (3 posts)

Sonny Side Up

I'm just letting everyone in the LA area know that Sonny Rollins will be at Cerritos Center Saturday night at 8 PM. Tickets a…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Rule # 1 for Jazz saxophone players....and a little FYI

Listen up boys and girls. Uncle Jim here has a few words for you that your band director probably forgot to tell you. I hav…

10 years ago
by Radjammin (255 posts)

Syeeda's Song Flute Transcription

Hey everyone. I was wondering if anyone has the the transcription for John Coltrane's solo on Syeeda's Song Flute on the Gian…

10 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Solo Showcase

In May my school district will be have a district wide jazz concert featuring the two middle school jazz bands and the high s…

10 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Who has now's the time by charlie parker

i would love to have this piece for alto

10 years ago
by moose123 (4 posts)

Jupiter Artist Soprano

I'm lookin for a soprano to play on, I plan on switching from Alto to soprano. I have a crappy sopranno from the school but I…

10 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Have you ever heard of dead cat bouce

these guys are really good. I like almost all of there songs. some are a little t avant garde. please respond nicely : )

10 years ago
by Stiles B (101 posts)

Suggestions for solo transcription or certain riffs.

So most of my improv studies in jazz have been on playing over changes, I never really did much with the blues and now that i…

10 years ago
by knorter (205 posts)

reeds for jazz

hi, i play a conn 6m, with an otto link super tonemaster 6(metal) with vandoran java 3's and i'm finding that my upper regis…

10 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

Francois Louis Ligature

Who has played on this ligature? What did you think of it? Do you reccommend it? I am thinking of purchasing one, but firs…

10 years ago
by shermanator5156 (2 posts)

altissimo fingerings

Hey I've been working on some alltisimo stuff, but I only know the fingerings up to g. Can anyone give me the fingerings for…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

where do Soprano saxes sit in a band?

in a regular concert band with all of the normal instruments, where would a soprano sax player sit? I've always thought about…

10 years ago
by muzikman_wky (17 posts)

Mouthpiece Comments

I was talking to a guy that works for and he asked me some questions and recommended me a certain mouthpiece cal…

10 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

good unknown players

allright, so i'm gonna ring off some players that you might not know. So look into em, and a comment back on em 1. Chris Pot…

10 years ago
by GzsKerqt (77 posts)

Help about jazz etude books/improv books

I am looking for a good jazz etude book to practice all styles of jazz playing, articulation, style, sight reading, etc. Als…

10 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

What is improvising?

okay okay. i know stupid question!!! but i need help. I am going into Jazz this year for the first time and i want to know al…

10 years ago
by Mlenox (36 posts)

Help with hearing chord changes

This is a little bit in the other discussion I started, but I hope this gets a little more specific. Heres my problem...I kn…

10 years ago
by tsax_player (76 posts)

Working in a Trio Fashion (Saxophone, Drums, and Bass)

I've been working for the last two years in a quartet/quintet fashion, and I've been thinking of switching to trio just to tr…

10 years ago
by rumsurfer (7 posts)

A Brick Wall...

I started on altissimo a few months ago, but I have encountered a problem. As soon as I get up to altissimo E, it won't come…

10 years ago
by Tenor_Guru (25 posts)

how many black alto's do you have in ur band

i'm black and i was just wondering NOT that i'm racist or anything but how many black saxes are there

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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