Tag Archives: Charlie Parker

2015 ~ Year of the Sax

Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you. ~ Charlie Parker I’m looking forward to a music filled year. I am playing in a concert band, running a big band, and nursing my favorite sax x-tet (where x = the … 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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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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Passion or a driven set of parents?

Meet Saori Yano, saxophonist extraordinaire. I can help but wonder if this is what you get if insist upon your child puttin’ in the shed time? With the silly outburst of Amy Chua’s book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, … Continue reading

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VibratoSax: The Amazing Plastic Sax

Meet the amazing plastic sax, the VibratoSax introduced and made available in 2010. The first models are around $400 plus shipping at last check. You might remember that Charlie Parker played the first ever (and last I think) plastic alto … Continue reading

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