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Frank Macchia – Folk Songs for Jazzers

Composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, Frank Macchia recently released two new recordings by Cacophony, Inc. The latest release, Folk Songs for Jazzers and Saxolollapalooza both feature Macchia’s captivating and complex writing executed by some of the finest studio musicians in L. A. Since moving to L.A. 17 years ago, Macchia has been weaving his way into the […]

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Frank Macchia – Saxolollapalooza

Composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, Frank Macchia recently released two new recordings by Cacophony, Inc. The latest release, Folk Songs for Jazzers and Saxolollapalooza both feature Macchia’s captivating and complex writing executed by some of the finest studio musicians in L. A. Since moving to L.A. 17 years ago, Macchia has been weaving his way into the […]

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Jack Prybylski – Out Of The Box

Buffalo area saxophonist Jack Prybylski has released Out Of The Box on Innervision Records & Entertainment. “One of Western New York’s premiere instrumental performers, Jack Prybylski’s (purr-bill-ski)” is a ten-time recipient of the Buffalo Music Awards top saxophonist award, having won the award for the fourth consecutive year in December 2008. His previous solo releases […]

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The Boy and the Saxophone

Hello to all and welcome to my blog on SaxShed.com. The winter weather is behind us in the Northeast and this blog is being written on the front porch following a long day of “Spring Clean Up” around the yard. Everything hurts but a fine cigar a cold beverage and some jazz on the radio […]

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Neil Wetzel – Misunderestimated

Alto saxophonist and Philadelphian Neil Wetzel has recently released his long-overdue solo album Misunderestimated on Hot Apple Spider Productions. Wetzel is joined by some of the area’s best jazz artists from Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley on this inaugural release. As a longtime sideman, woodwind player and educator Neil Wetzel’s abilities have been well documented […]

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Fred Wackenhut Quartet – This I Dig of You

Fred Wackenhut Quartet – This I Dig of You

Pianist, composer and educator Fred Wackenhut recently released This I Dig of You on Art of Life Records. The Fred Wackenhut Quartet, originally recorded in Philadelphia in 1996, features Larry McKenna on tenor saxophone, Wackenhut on piano as well as bassist Darryl Hall and drummer Nick Ciminale. The quartet playing is inspired and steeped in […]

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Lynn Riley - Too Cool

Lynn Riley – Too Cool

Saxophonist Lynn Riley has recently released her national dubut CD Too Cool. The bold, funky and rhythmic mixes represent a collaboration between bassist Rubin Edwards and Riley on saxophone. Lynn Riley has been performing throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, South American and the Caribbean. She has studied in Hawaii and […]

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Andrew Neu – Try Something Neu

Andrew Neu, longtime Philadelphia area saxophonist, arranger and composer has released his newest Cd entitled Try Something Neu. His latest release on nuGroove Records once again boasts the addition of some of contemporary jazz’ finest contributors. Producer Brian Bromberg as well as Bobby Caldwell, Brian Culbertson and Gerald Veasley have all left their indelible prints […]

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Jazz Saxophone Etudes Volume 3

Greg Fishman – Jazz Saxophone Etudes Volume 3

by Skip Spratt Greg Fishman has released the latest installments in his critically acclaimed series on jazz saxophone playing – Jazz Saxophone Etudes Volume 3 and Jazz Phrasing for Beginners. His first two books Jazz Saxophone Etudes Vol. 1 and Jazz Saxophone Duets, both received critical acclaim by teachers and players alike. James Moody, Jerry […]

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