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Jazz Saxophone Duets

New Duet Series Available at SaxShed.com!

Recently and unexpectedly SaxophoneToday.com flip book magazine shutdown operations. Many of SJ’s writers, including this writer had enjoyed a long tenure with Saxophone Journal Magazine prior to working with Saxophone Today. I was happy to contribute a big band themed article as well as a play-along duet for each issue of ST flip book magazine. […]

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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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Carl Cox

Carl Cox Feelin’ Fine EP Just Released

Philadelphia, PA – Carl Cox, a Philadelphia-based saxophone performer and musician who has built his career in the contemporary jazz world, this week officially released his first EP: Feelin’ Fine. Produced and written by EvanDMusic, the Feelin’ Fine debut single is airing on major Smooth Jazz radio stations in the United States as of Monday, […]

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Retro Revival Saxophone Mouthpieces

iReedman’s Retro Revival Saxophone Mouthpieces

New on the scene and making a lot of noise are iReedman’s Retro Revival Saxophone Mouthpieces. Saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Joel Peskin is behind the new line of mouthpieces with focus on recreating the vintage pieces of the past rather than “reinventing the wheel.” I first discovered them while on Facebook and saw their sponsored post […]

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The New SUPER JET Mouthpiece from JodyJazz.

JodyJazz Introduces New SUPER JET Saxophone Mouthpieces

Savannah, GA…..JodyJazz Inc has announced the introduction of a brand-new saxophone mouthpiece series named the SUPER JET. Building on the success of its popular JET Series, the all new SUPER JET is specifically designed for the ‘Smooth Jazz’ player. Made in the company’s dedicated factory in Savannah, Georgia, the new SUPER JET Saxophone mouthpiece series has been developed to […]

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JodyJazz Expands POWER RING™ Ligature Range

JodyJazz Expands POWER RING™ Ligature Range

Savannah, GA…..JodyJazz Inc has announced the expansion of its successful new POWER RING™ Ligature range. Originally available only for the company’s exclusive DV series metal mouthpieces, the range has now been expanded to offer POWER RING™ Ligature models designed for the most popular hard rubber mouthpiece models available on the market. The new POWER RING™ Ligatures for hard rubber […]

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New York Brothers Alto Sax Mouthpiece

Theo Wanne New York Brothers Alto Sax Mouthpiece

Theo Wanne has recently released The New York Brothers Alto Sax Mouthpiece. The piece is a combination of all the seemingly magical qualities of the old Meyer Brothers mouthpieces along with the benefits of Theo’s master design and craftsmanship. To look at the mouthpiece you would never guess it was as affordable as the $295 […]

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Dick Oatts Solo Collection

The Dick Oatts Solo Transcription Book

Saxophonist Dan Bayliss has just released The Dick Oatts Solo Collection book. The comprehensive, 73 page transcription book is available through Oatts’ own site, www.dickoattsmusic.com. Assembling more than just a compilation of transcriptions, Dan Bayliss skillfully weaves biographical information and tips on style into this impressive body of work. The forward by Oatts himself as […]

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bobmintzer

Get Up! – Bob Mintzer Big Band

Tenor saxophonist, composer and educator Bob Mintzer has recently released his newest recording “Get Up!” on MCG Jazz. The live, primarily funk and R&B influenced recording was recorded last year and came to my attention only a month ago. Prior to it’s release I had witnessed the social media push for “Get Up!” and was immediately curious. […]

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The Thompson Fields

The Thompson Fields – Maria Schneider Orchestra

Composer Maria Schneider has recently released her newest recording with the orchestra that bears her name. The critically acclaimed Maria Schneider is not your grandfather’s big band! The eclectic mix of sounds which comprises this large ensemble reflects the artistic aesthetic at the core of the ensemble. Schneider’s arrangements while written meticulously and executed with […]

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