Category Archives: Bass Sax

Top Five Bass Sax Observations

“I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.” ~ Clarence Clemons The bass saxophone is one of the largest members of the saxophone family—larger than the more commonly encountered baritone saxophone. Only the contrabass sax … Continue reading

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Musician Gig Snapshot ~ 2012

“The Music Business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallwaywhere thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There’s also anegative side.” ~ falsely accredited to Hunter S. Thompson Recently this article popped … Continue reading

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The Sax Garage Band Experience

I invited some of my friends to a sax quartet/quintet reading session. We ended up with six players counting my wife Suzy and me. I have so many charts I haven’t heard so there was plenty of music. Many of … Continue reading

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“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music.” ~ Aldous Huxley Esperanza Spalding is an American multi-instrumentalist best known as a jazz bassist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions. In 2011, … Continue reading

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Subcontrabass Saxophone

I noticed that in the last couple of days some people have been searching for “subcontrabass sax” and getting hits to my blog. I go to Jay Easton’s Subcontrabass Sax page or Helen’s Bassic Sax blog for my researching needs. … Continue reading

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Quintessence Sax Quintet

Meet the Quintessence Saxophone Quintet; I so luv these guys. Who else can make classical music sound appealing to the current generation. I often turn to these guys instead of grabbing another cup o’ joe to keep me alert and … Continue reading

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Low Sax Quartet Wonder: Danses by John Steve

I so would like to do this with my quartet. I keep coming back to this today to listen. Anyone know where I can buy the sheet music? I’d luv to see my quartet swap from the normal SATB to … Continue reading

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Big Freaks of the Sax World and other stories from NAMM 2011

Performer, teacher, and all around good guy Greg Vail posts a video this week from NAMM 2011: Bass and Contrabass Sax at NAMM 2011. Greg Vail reports from NAMM 2011 The acronym NAMM  originally stood for the National Association of … Continue reading

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Ward Baxter’s “The Grinch”

This year as part of the holiday concert, the Woodinville Community Band performed Ward Baxter’s “the Grinch”. I am lucky enough to be able to do it on an Eppelsheim bass sax that is keyed to low A. Standard bass … Continue reading

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Amber Admires the Sax

My little granddaughter Amber, Josie’s daughter, thinks she wants to play clarinet or sax. As she is just six, I have given her a recorder which she hasn’t made much progress on. However, she does spend some time on the … Continue reading

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