Ravi Coltrane

It seems like there are billions of saxophone players in the world. Some are like me, just a novice. And then there are those saxophone players that are just brilliant. I just ran across another seriously bad dude. You may know his father, John. I'm sorry I am late in this discovery. Most of you probably [...]

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Weather Report

Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter both made names for themselves playing with some of the top jazz artists of their time; Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Art Blakey and many others. They met each other for the first time in 1959 while playing with Maynard Ferguson. Years later Weather Report was formed; a fusion [...]

Dexter Gordon

I was still high school when I first heard of Dexter Gordon. After school, our high school band director was teaching improvisation to those of us who were interested. Most times we were using Jamey Aebersold recordings to practice. Other times we were listening to jazz records. One of those records was by Dexter Gordon, [...]

SISU Mouthpiece Guard?

https://www.sisuguard.com Saxophone players and maybe clarinet players sometimes have an issue with ruining mouthpieces, by cutting through the top, as the teeth place pressure on the top. As you play the instrument the teeth are scratching, grinding, and cutting their way into the mouthpiece. In some cases causing enough damage to have to replace the [...]