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Spirit, Fire and the Expression of Grace

You can hear her wailing on the soprano sax, digging into the music with a fierce flute or singing from the spirit that moves her: Joyce Spencer is all that plus a jazz radio host. 2,413 more words

World Peace Through Jazz (Why Not?)

Sly Scott studies the classical masters and fits into any imaginable musical scenario. He has an ear out for World Beat, R&B, movie and TV theme music, rock, and more. 1,567 more words

Sideman, Soloist, Traveler

The guy has a wide and easy vibrato, hanging back on the beat just a smidge so you can feel the sultriness of it. This is “Traveler,” Andy Snitzer’s musical commentary about being on the road, all over the planet, and then about being home, family, and reflection. 862 more words

Sax Harmonics

Here’s an exercise on harmonics, from Earl Bostic’s alto playing, bars 9-11 of ‘Bugle Call Rag’ (1956). Alternate upper register G with normal fingering and the same note produced as a harmonic of low C (no octave key). 53 more words

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Horn Licks & Riffs

Here are some licks and riffs in the styles of Bobby Keys and Lee Allen, suitable for alto, tenor and baritone saxes:

Horn licks and Riffs… 16 more words

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All The Things You Are

I am still enjoying myself for the most part. I say that because I am still having some back pain which sometimes makes it difficult to handle the weight of the saxophone. 249 more words

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