|Rode the "T" into town.|
|Tuesday, 05 May 2009|
Warmer weather is upon us and there’s much to tell about “Blue” Lou Marini, The Billy Z Memorial Concert, Lessons by Email, Lessons by ShedCam and a visit to Emilio Lyons in Boston. As usual, there are also new transcription samples, Tools in the Shed and Cd Reviews to share. Read on to find out more…
I’d like to start by telling of a wonderful visit I recently had in Boston over the holiday weekend. What resulted was a short film featuring Emilio Lyons "The Sax Doctor" of Rayburn Music in Boston, Ma. Like I have for 30 years, I stopped by Rayburn's to see Emilio and have him adjust my horns. We talked over coffee and visited for a couple hours one Saturday morning. Much to my surprise, Emilio let me catch him on my camera phone explaining how to check a horn out in between visits to the shop. It is a small window into Emilio's world and a great opportunity to see him at his bench around what he loves - saxophones.
Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2pJqrQDJ1UWe spent a couple days in the city and on the second trip into Boston, I bumped into saxophonist Fred Lipsius. Many of you may now Fred as the original sax player with Blood, Sweat and Tears. Others may know Fred’s digital artwork or his teaching at Berklee College of Music. Whatever the case, it was nice to bump into Fred while we both rode the “T” into town. My son was nice enough to snap a picture.
With this update, you will find some new LIVE webcam lesson options. I’m excited to offer more personal instruction via Lessons by “E”Mail. While at Rayburn’s I bumped into smooth jazz saxophonist and Berklee teacher, Walter Beasley. He and I went to Berklee together many years ago and it was good to see him again. He had lots to say about webcam lessons as well as teaching in general.
In addition to announcing the new lesson format, transcriptions and reviews I’d like to tell of a wonderful tribute that took place in Philadelphia recently.
I have also now provided a little transcription a friend of mine asked me about recently. Richard Elliot played this bebop lick, which was captured, on one of his live videos on Youtube. You can see the video here:
It’s the coolest little bebop lick and very easy on the fingers. This one is worth working out in all keys. Here it is in 12 keys. I’ve listed it in both “Tools in the Shed” and the “Transcription” sections since it seems to apply to both categories. Thanks to Rich Godoy of Denton, Texas for bringing this to my attention.
That’s all the news to tell for now in yet another installment of the SaxShed.com blog.
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