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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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Gordon Goodwin

  Gordon, I know you are currently based in Los Angeles, however I’ve also read that you grew up in Kansas. Tell me about that.   I did spend the first two years of my life in Kansas but we moved out here to California when I was pretty young.   Is it true that […]

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A Conversation with Blue Lou Marini

Catch Blue Lou Marini if you can. This veteran of the New York saxophone scene has been consistently in demand for nearly 40 years with no signs of stopping in sight. Best-known as a member of The Blues Brothers, and original Saturday Night Live Band, multi-instrumentalist Marini has carved out a career for a who’s […]

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Wolfe (Tayne) Taninbaum

Wolfe Tayne is a legendary name among saxophone mouthpiece manufacturers, professional musicians and entrepreneurs in the music manufacturing business. The same Wolfe Taninbaum – now 90 years old – had an illustrious career playing in the studios and sound stages in New York during the Big Band Era of days gone by. His seven-year tenure […]

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Sal Lozano

Sal Lozano is one of the most sought-after saxophonists and woodwind players working in Los Angeles today. Equally comfortable in the theater, studio or on stage as a featured member of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Sal’s presence has become somewhat expected among section players in Los Angeles. Although his name may not be familiar, […]

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Bob Mintzer

Bob Mintzer is a consummate musician. – player, teacher and composer who enjoys many different styles of music. Put simply: he just feels lucky that he’s able to do it all and doesn’t see that changing for quite a while – something sure to make his legions of fans very happy. Many Saxophone Journal readers […]

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Dino Soldo

Saxophonist and multi instrumentalist Dino Soldo is first and foermost an entertainer. Not content to fade into the background while on stage, the energetic performer can be found along side pop-great Lionel Richie kneeling, jumping or even rolling around the stage adorned in his trademark pork pie hat.  Despite his showmanship and outbursts on stage, […]

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Tom Scott

Multi-instrumentalist, saxophonist and composer Tom Scott is an icon in the music industry. Just mentioning the name Tom Scott conjures up many musical recollections unique to each individual’s experience. For nearly 40 years he has collaborated with a veritable “who’s who” of the entertainment industry. Perhaps you are familiar with the sound of his Lyricon […]

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Michael Paulo

Several years ago – actually almost 20 years ago – Michael Paulo appeared in Atlantic City with pop and contemporary jazz superstar Al Jarreau. While attending the concert at Trump Plaza on the Boardwalk, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with Michael Paulo’s stellar saxophone playing and endless energy on stage. Following his performance […]

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Lon Price

Lon Price has the distinction of being the creator of one of the most memorable saxophone solos of the 1980s. The L.A. based saxophonist recorded the infamous solo on Al Jarreau’s We’re In This Love Together more than 20 years ago. His signature alto saxophone sound can be heard on the Breaking Away album of […]

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