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Army Blues Saxes

The U.S. Army Blues Sax Section

The U.S. Army Blues Sax Section by Skip Spratt The interview below was previously expected to run in the July/Aug edition of Saxophone Today Magazine. Unfortunately the magazine shut down unexpectedly and permanently, simultaneously with this last submission. The saxophone sections of The USAF Airmen of Note, The Navy Commodores and The Army Jazz Ambassadors […]

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Fred Lipsius

Fred Lipsius – MiniView

Many may know Fred Lipsius as the original saxophonist, arranger and conductor with Blood, Sweat & Tears (1967-71). While with BS&T he earned several Gold Records as well as two Grammy Awards for his arrangements with the band. In addition to his official accolades, many jazz historians credit him as being a pioneer of jazz-rock […]

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Chad Lefkowitz - Brown - MiniView

Chad Lefkowitz – Brown – MiniView

SaxShed.com Artist “MiniView” Chad Lefkowitz – Brown is the second subject in a new series of SaxShed.com “MiniViews”. The MiniViews are shorter, informal interviews intended to be digested quickly in this busy world we all live. Not long ago, while clicking around on Facebook I discovered a charming video recording by Chad Lefkowitz – Brown. Although […]

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Joel Frahm

Joel Frahm – MiniView

SaxShed.com Artist “MiniView” Featuring Joel Frahm by Skip Spratt Saxophonist Joel Frahm is no newcomer to the New York jazz scene. He has been active in the Northeast and beyond for over two decades where he has formed associations and performed with jazz greats Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Victor Lewis, Larry Goldings, Betty Carter, Dewey Redman, […]

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Gordon Goodwin

  Gordon, I know you are currently based in Los Angeles, however I’ve also read that you grew up in Kansas. Tell me about that.   I did spend the first two years of my life in Kansas but we moved out here to California when I was pretty young.   Is it true that […]

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bluelou

A Conversation with Blue Lou Marini

Catch Blue Lou Marini if you can. This veteran of the New York saxophone scene has been consistently in demand for nearly 40 years with no signs of stopping in sight. Best-known as a member of The Blues Brothers, and original Saturday Night Live Band, multi-instrumentalist Marini has carved out a career for a who’s […]

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Wolfe (Tayne) Taninbaum

Wolfe Tayne is a legendary name among saxophone mouthpiece manufacturers, professional musicians and entrepreneurs in the music manufacturing business. The same Wolfe Taninbaum – now 90 years old – had an illustrious career playing in the studios and sound stages in New York during the Big Band Era of days gone by. His seven-year tenure […]

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Sal Lozano

Sal Lozano is one of the most sought-after saxophonists and woodwind players working in Los Angeles today. Equally comfortable in the theater, studio or on stage as a featured member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Sal’s presence has become somewhat expected among section players in Los Angeles. Although his name may not be familiar, […]

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Bob Mintzer

Bob Mintzer is a consummate musician. – player, teacher and composer who enjoys many different styles of music. Put simply: he just feels lucky that he’s able to do it all and doesn’t see that changing for quite a while – something sure to make his legions of fans very happy. Many Saxophone Journal readers […]

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Dino Soldo

Saxophonist and multi instrumentalist Dino Soldo is first and foermost an entertainer. Not content to fade into the background while on stage, the energetic performer can be found along side pop-great Lionel Richie kneeling, jumping or even rolling around the stage adorned in his trademark pork pie hat.  Despite his showmanship and outbursts on stage, […]

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