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Forestone Reeds

Forestone Reeds

Forestone Reeds is a relatively new reed company based in Japan producing high quality synthetic reeds. According to their website this “new” synthetic reed is actually 30 years in the making. Like many others, I have tried other synthetic reeds over the years. The appeal of the synthetic reed has been their longevity and consistency. […]

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Arie Erev - Featuring Joel Frahm

Ari Erev – Featuring Joel Frahm

Pianist and Composer Ari Erev has recently released his self produced CD "A Handful of Changes." The recording features Erev on piano, Gilad Dobrecky on percussion, Arie Volinez and Tal Ronen on bass, Eitan Itzcovich on drums and Ofer Shapiro on alto saxophone and clarinet.  Most notably Joel Frahm appears on both tenor and soprano saxophone. What […]

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Amanda Ruzza – This Is What Happened

Amanda Ruzza – This Is What Happened

Bassist and composer Amanda Ruzza has recently released her newest CD “This Is What Happened.” The hard driving, funk ridden collection of 7 songs features Ruzza on her electric bass and an equally talented cast of New York’s finest. Ruzza is joined by Mauicio Zottarelli on drums, Alex Nolan on guitar, Mamiko Watanabe on Rhodes, […]

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Posi-Tone Recordings

  Posi-Tone Records continues to feature new, young and talented jazz saxophonists. Most recently two such talents have released their newest efforts on CD. Tom Tallitsch’s “Heads or Tales” and Brandon Wright’s “Journey Man” represent just two of the fine recordings available from Posi-Tone. Tom Tallitsch’s “Heads or Tales” Press Release reads: “Tom Tallitsch unleashes […]

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Ralph Bowen – Total Eclipse

Ralph Bowen – Total Eclipse

Heads up SaxShed.com readers! Ralph Bowen has done it again. You can check out the newest release “Total Eclipse” from Posi-tone Records on May 29, 2012.  The press release below tells a bit about Ralph’s newest release “Total Eclipse”: “Saxophonist Ralph Bowen reaches for new vistas andsu rpasses himself with his latest release "Total Eclipse." […]

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Eli Bennett – The Chris Potter Transcription Book

Eli Bennett – The Chris Potter Transcription Book

Every once in a while a special saxophonist comes along and takes the music world by storm. In the early 90s that saxophonist (among other notables) was Chris Potter. Potter’s unique style of presenting a standard, coupled with his command of the instrument created a strong following among tenor saxophonists of the last two decades. […]

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Jared Gold – Golden Child

Jared Gold – Golden Child

Jazz organist Jared Gold just released his CD Golden Child for Posi-Tone Records on March 27th, 2012. The energetic trio features Gold on organ, guitarist Ed Cherry and Quincy Davis on drums. “Organist Jared Gold sets his standards high and arrives in style with his latest release "Golden Child." Serious listeners will be delighted to […]

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Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen – Upper West Side

Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen – Upper West Side

Thirty-year-old Tenor Saxophonist Harry Allen joins pianist Ehud Asherie on their newest release Upper West Side on Posi-Tone Records. The recent release features Asherie’s piano and Allen’s tenor in a traditional jazz duo setting. The two traditionalists compliment each other on a slew of standards such as It Had to be You, Our Love is […]

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Doug Webb – Swing Shift

Doug Webb – Swing Shift

Tenor Saxophonist Doug Webb recently released Swing Shift on Posi-Tone Records. The recording features Webb on tenor, Stanley Clarke on bass, Gerry Gibbs on drums and three different pianists, Larry Goldings, Joe Bagg and Mahesh Balasoorlya. According to the liner notes, "Swing Shift represents the third record from one fruitful day of recording, in which […]

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In the Funk Zone with George Garzone

In the Funk Zone with George Garzone

By Skip Spratt Jody Espina of JodyJazz Mouthpieces has recently released his newest publication In the Funk Zone with George Garzone. The set of two Instructional DVDs features Garzone on tenor as well as a formidable rhythm section including Mike Stern; guitar, John Patitucci bass; Rollins Ross; keyboards and Kenwood Dennard on drums. Espina began […]

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