Category Archives: Saxophone

Mouthpiece Sale Blowout!

Sunday, 24 August 2014, starting a 1 PM (pacific time), Quinn the Eskimo Vintage Horns will be listing lots of clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. Many of these auctions will start at 99 cents with no minimums. You can view these … Continue reading

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Paul Desmond Quotes

On the secret of his tone: “I honestly don’t know! It has something to do with the fact that I play illegally.” “I have won several prizes as the world’s slowest alto player, as well as a special award in … Continue reading

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Professor Gadget Sax Quartet, take 2014

“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” ~ … Continue reading

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FAQ: Name Those Saxes

“And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I’m going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I’m going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get … Continue reading

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My Conn Mezzo Soprano Sax in F

“Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you.” ~ Charlie Parker It was the mid-naughts and I was flush with money. Those were the days. I purchased a one of a kind Eppelsheim bass sax and a Conn F mezzo … Continue reading

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Jim Schmidt’s Linear Fingering System for Sax

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut Jim Schmidt, inventor, musician, and part mad scientist has been working on a very unique sax fingering system that takes linear … Continue reading

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Community Band Drama ~ Johan de Meij’s “Gollum”

I was listening to this video, yet again, and marveling at how much of the band dynamics were captured. Filmed by a musician and arranger, Jeff Keith, he pans to the soloist right in time, does a lovely split screen … Continue reading

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