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Rode the “T” into town.

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 […]

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Dominic Amato – Fresh from the Groove

Dominic Amato’s Fresh from the Groove is his newest release on nuGroove Records. Amato is a relative newcomer to the smooth jazz scene and is best known for his work on alto saxophone and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). Amato is joined by Grammy award winning producer Michael Broening and a cast of rhythms section players […]

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Talk of the Town – Darren Rahn

Saxophonist and producer Darren Rahn has once again stepped out front with his new release Talk of the Town on nuGroove Records. Rahn recently had three consecutive #1 productions on the R&R smooth jazz charts. In this same capacity he has worked with Dave Koz, Eric Darius and Tim Bowman. Rahn’s Talk of the Town […]

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  Tony Dagradi – InitationRichard Elliot – YoutubeJust For You – Sanborn Island Breeze – Richie Cole All N All – N. Rangell I Wish – Najee Island Breeze – Richie Cole Just as You Are – Everette Harp Just the Two of Us – Steve Cole Just the Way You Are – Phil Woods […]

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Jim Miller – A Brief History of Jim Miller Time

Recently at the Rowan University Jazz Festival I was greeted by drummer and faculty member Jim Miller. He handed me his newest CD entitled A Brief History of Jim Miller Time and said, “A little music for you.” Well, it’s A LOT of music – encompassing the last quarter century of Miller’s illustrious career as […]

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DURGA by Theo Wanne Classic Mouthpieces

Theo Wanne recently released his newest mouthpiece DURGA from Theo Wanne Classic Mouthpieces. According to, “The DURGA is the culmination of many years of research and testing…No longer do we, as saxophonists, have to suffer with a thin and nasal sound in order to get huge power and projection. The DURGA is at once, […]

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Virtuoso Saxophones by R.S. Berkeley

R.S. Berkeley has recently released their new, professional “Virtuoso” line of saxophones. Virtuoso alto and tenor saxophone models are currently manufactured in China and distributed in the U.S. They are offered in gold lacquer, gold plating, silver plating, black lacquer and matte finishes. The saxophone in its present form has not changed significantly since the […]

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This Thing Jut SCREAMS!

Hello my fellow sax-surfers and welcome to and my latest blog. As usual, it has been too long since the last installment. Life gets in the way of the internet sometimes. 🙂 Without further delay, let me tell you what news is news. Theo Wanne has released his fourth large chamber mouthpiece DURGA. This […]

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