Giant Steps

For the past several days I have been trying to learn Giant Steps by, John Coltrane. It is probably his most famous tune. It was revolutionary as far as I'm concerned. It came out in 1960. All the years I have been playing I have never attempted to learn it. It was too much of … Continue reading Giant Steps

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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 … Continue reading Ravi Coltrane

One of My Favorite Players

Michael Brecker I started playing the alto sax in the 6th grade. I seemed to be naturally good at it or at least drawn to it. The first day I got it I played it for hours not knowing anything about the saxophone. In the seventh grade, I was introduced to the baritone sax and … Continue reading One of My Favorite Players