Re: Tricks for alto sax in Jazz
"Hi. I'm new here, but I've been playing alto, tenor, sop., and flute for a while, and I think one of the most importent things to go for on any horn is tone quality. The tricks are great, but they won't do you any good if you don't have an awsome tone. I think most sax players worth there salt will tell you to listen to the masters from the 20's, Hawk, Young, Rollins, Parker, Woods and others all the way through to the young lyons of today like Kenny Garret, James Carter, Pacito DeRivera..... The list goes on and on. You will soon find things that you like from some, or all of them, and you will be on your way to developing your sound. Just remember. The more you learn, the more you will find that there is to learn. Good luck. A.C.O.Rob."