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Malaguena

My jazz band is playing the Stan Kenton version of Malaguena and I would like to have the improv sax solo that Gabe Baltazar…

10 years ago
by markseez (17 posts)

Squeeeak T__T

I recently ordered a Dukoff D8 mouthpiece, and i used a 3 1/2 Java Vandoren reed with it, and i squeaked horribly, so I tried…

10 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

what Jazz reed?

To be brief- got into School Jazz band-play Bari saxophone-usually us Rico Royal reeds size #2 1/2-should i use anoher type o…

10 years ago
by Tenor_Guru (25 posts)

Ska/ Jazz Mouthpiece Help?

Hey. I've been playing sax for about 3 years or so, and I was thinking about buying a new mouthpiece for my LA-Sax 850. My fr…

10 years ago
by Roccosm (113 posts)

Help with Reed and Mpc Combination

I recently bought a new Jumbo Java Mouthpiece (A45) and I used my 3 1/2 java that I had (Of course, java reed w/ java mouthpi…

10 years ago
by CountSpatula (602 posts)

pieces for a 9 or 10 piece band

I'm a 9 or 10 piece band and we are looking for something slow that has either a trumpet solo or alto sax solo or even better…

10 years ago
by jacobeid (24 posts)

Harlem Nocturne

Can anyone who knows anything about Harlem Nocturne tell me if it was originally written for alto saxophone or just saxophone…

10 years ago
by saxophonik (73 posts)

Big Band Discussion

I want to know your thoughts about big band music and big band style saxophone. I want to know your favorite songs, solos on…

10 years ago
by Mactenor (102 posts)

Above the high notes?

I've listened to several big band tenor solos and a lot of the notes go out of range. I am aware that this is pretty common.…

10 years ago
by bcwins124 (12 posts)

Kenny G Brilliant

Well the Knights have turned their backs on music altogether. do something totally different, yea totally different. We decid…

10 years ago
by Seano (132 posts)

Milwaukee Baritone Sax

I need to know if this is a good horn (just out of curiosity.) I've been looking at baritones lately and I came across this o…

10 years ago
by straightj23 (103 posts)

Otto Link 8 mouthpiece

Hello, I recently purchased an Otto Link True Tone mouthpiece, an 8, and I had a few questions that I was hoping someone co…

10 years ago
by cjbass (14 posts)

Improvisation?

I'm trying to learn how to improvise but everytime I look for answers to my questions I get a lot of, you need to listen and…

10 years ago
by kelsey (852 posts)

New to Jazz

I am starting Jazz band in 3 weeks. I play the Bari and I have played it for about 6 months. I have played the Alto for almos…

10 years ago
by rednecksax (24 posts)

Bending Notes

I just recently started playing sax and I've been moving along ok, but I hear on many recordings that players will bend a not…

10 years ago
by EL Seano (255 posts)

Tone Help.

Wow, I feel like a total amateur, but I figure you guys will be able to help me more right now then the people I play with.…

10 years ago
by Radjammin (255 posts)

mouthpieces

Hey everyone. I'm currently looking for another jazz mouthpiece for my MkVII tenor. ive been looking at the Meyer and the Mor…

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

How to improvise?

I'm kinda new at the whole improvising thing, and I don't think I learned how to do it right when I was first taught. When yo…

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

Phil Barone MPs

I just tried one out, and really liked it. I've been playing on an old link for a long time, and I was about ready to wear a…

10 years ago
by golferguy675 (600 posts)

merry christmas

just wanted to take a moment to say merry christmas to all who contribute in a positive way in the past year. thanks to the f…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Cracking

hi, ive been playin jazz sax for a few years, and one technique i wish to be able to achieve is the cracking of high notes. t…

10 years ago
by EL Seano (255 posts)

Kristy Norter

Kristy, I wish you a happy holiday and a prosperous new year. :) Terry

10 years ago
by Geronimo (12 posts)

Jumbo Java Mouthpiece

Hello all, I have been posting for a little while now. Just bought a new alto a Black Nickel Silver Keys Cannonball Big Be…

10 years ago
by tkelly777 (4 posts)

Otto Link/Jazz mouthpieces

I'm interested in purchasing an Otto Link mouthpiece for my alto sax. If anyone has any experience with them please let me kn…

10 years ago
by saxskillzyamaha (52 posts)

Playing too quietly

I've come to notice that in jazz band, i have terrible projection; my tone is fine, but I am very quiet. I am using a Yani A9…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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