Category Archives: Music Instruments

A Trip to the MIM ~ Redux

A friend of mine waxes poetic on theSax.Info blog about a trip he took to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, AZ.  You can check out his original post on The Woodwind Forum. He has many, many pictures for your … Continue reading

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This Community Band Is Up to the Challenge

It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing. ~ Boromir, about the ring in Lord of the Rings. When the Woodinville Community Band director Leah … Continue reading

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Killer Sax Section

This is one of my favorite sax sections to date. The Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra played at the Hyatt Grand Ballroom in Bellevue for 3000+ Microsoft MVPs from all over the world. This section is tight and really swings. I’m … Continue reading

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New Year Projects 2012 ~ Milk Hill Crop Circles

Viewing one of the Milk Hill crop circles I muse, what will be your big project this year? This photo is from a blogger I follow (but who has not been active for a number of years) called “The Serpent”. … Continue reading

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Gershwin, a Lovely Voice and Bari Fun

As part of the “In the Mood” show I got to play bari sax on this lovely Dave Wolpe arrangement of Gershwin’s “Summertime”. The vocalist was the lovely and talented Robin Hilt. It is very rare for me to get … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Do Right?

Suzy and I spent a couple of months of practice and five weekend daze doing this year’s production of “In the Mood” with the Sky Notes Orchestra. How much fun is that! Suzy covered tenor sax and clarinet and I … Continue reading

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Sold: Buescher TruTone Albert-keyed Bb Silver-plated Clarinet ‘28

I listed this instrument on eBay today. This treasure is a very hard to find professional metal Bb clarinet made by Buescher in 1928 (estimated). It has a tunable barrel and screw on bell. Anderson plating did the replating. Mills … Continue reading

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I discovered a tasty little morsel of a movie last year that I have seen twice more since the find. The movie is called “Once”. This is one of many songs from the movie. Delightful, fluffy, and interesting could describe … Continue reading

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Hard Core Jazz ~ Nice chops

I luv bumping into this stuff on UTube. Life is good in this, the modern age of computers. For your jazz listening pleasure, enjoy David Matthew’s Manhattan Jazz Orchestra’s take on “SuperSax”. my peeps. Got enough sax in your life? … Continue reading

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Emphasis on musicianship

Just because you own a guitar… More info on the cartoonist Tom Cheney can be found here.

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