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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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Fred Lipsius Improv

Fred Lipsius – Freddy’s Guide to Creative Improvisation

Saxophonist Fred Lipsius has recently produced a new website catering to jazz saxophonists and improvisers alike. The innovative and comprehensive site called Freddy’s Guide to Creative Improvisation offers players of all levels an interactive series of lessons for a modest subscription fee. Many may know Fred Lipsius as the original saxophonist, arranger and conductor with Blood, […]

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Charlie Apicella & Iron City – The Business

Charlie Apicella & Iron City recently released “The Business.” Apicella may not be a household word yet but he has assembled a hard grooving band to play behind his funky and soulful guitar playing. Dave Mattlock is on organ, Alan Korzin plays drums. Stephen Riley is on tenor saxophone and Mayra Casales on percussion. The […]

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Matt Baker – Underground

Matt Baker – Underground

Australian born jazz pianist Matt Baker has recently relocated to New York City where he has immersed himself into the New York underground jazz scene. His experiences have resulted in the release of “Underground” which features Baker on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, Gregory Hutchinson on drums and percussion, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet and Dayna […]

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