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Randy Hunter – Set the Stage

Randy Hunter has released a new Jazz Combo Series featuring Small Group Instruction. “Set the Stage" combo books provide a comprehensive method for starting a jazz ensemble in a variety of small group settings. Selections in an assortment of jazz styles make this an enjoyable introduction to playing jazz for students of all age.” The […]

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Beyond the Horn

By Walt Weiskopf and Ed Rosenberg Every teacher has had a student who out shadows all others who came before.  Ed Rosenberg was “that student” for me. I had the pleasure to work with Ed for about 5 years as a private saxophone student of mine. He always kept me on my toes and it […]

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Sue Terry – Practice Like the Pros

Sue Terry's new book "Practice Like the Pros" is a great resource for intermediate and particularly advanced saxophonists. The book and two cd set offers an insightful look into the practice routines of several professional saxophonists in the New York area. "Included are exercises and tips relating to tecnique, tone and intonation, musicianship, scales and […]

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Jazz Saxophone Etudes by Greg Fishman

Chicago based saxophonist Greg Fishman has recently released an astounding publication for intermediate to advanced players. The Book and Two CD Play-Along Set contains 15 well organized pages followed by the 12 wonderfully written and executed etudes. Fishman's sound is intoxicating – full, fat and robust. The rhythm section swings like crazy behind him and […]

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Jazz Style and Technique: Creative Jazz Sight Reading

by Brian J. Kane Saxophonist and Flautist Brian J. Kane of Boston, Mass. has premiered a set of new books from Jazz Path. The two books on Jazz Style, Technique and Sight Reading offer the young saxophonist an ample opportunity to discover more about jazz. Several of my intermediate students in my private studio have […]

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The Polytonal Rhythm Series

Emile De Cosmo As long as I have been interested in jazz improvisation and the saxophone I have seen adds in Downbeat and other magazines that said "Develop Big Ears". While in high school I had the opportunity to attend one of Emile De Cosmo's master classes at a local summer jazz festival where the […]

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The Diatonic Cycle and Cycle of Fifths

Emile De Cosmo As long as I have been interested in jazz improvisation and the saxophone I have seen adds in Downbeat and other magazines that said "Develop Big Ears". While in high school I had the opportunity to attend one of Emile De Cosmo's master classes at a local summer jazz festival where the […]

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