Category Archives: Music Instruments

My Conn C Soprano Saxophone

One day, over ten years ago, I purchased a Conn C soprano sax. My intent was to cover an oboe part in a local community band. Shortly after I purchased this instrument, the band found an oboe player. Sarge, the … Continue reading

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Summer uke Project ~ Take One

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” ~ Susan Polis Schutz Some years ago I was called upon to recommend a ukulele for some cute girls from my sister Deb’s in-law side of the family. … Continue reading

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Brass and Winds ~ A Quinn the Eskimo Company

We rolled out a new web site this month. I blog there periodically and work to get my bestest friends and family as good a deal as I can on their instrument purchases. Check us out and let me know … 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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Birdland Big Band on Section (Ensemble) Playing

The Rico Reed folks recently shared some time with the sax section from the Birdland Big Band. The conversation was so good I wanted to capture some of it here for future reference. Bret Pimentel · Assistant Professor of Woodwinds … 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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