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    Thanks bb and Rex for the helpful suggestions. I...

    Thanks bb and Rex for the helpful suggestions. I didn't realize I had an articulation problem until I was in the recording studio recently and heard how hard I was "attacking" notes that should have...
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    I've been looking for a good alternative to the...

    I've been looking for a good alternative to the Rico Plasticovers I've always used. The boxes I bought during the past year or so have been very inconsistent.
    I tried a box of Lavoz but they were...
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    Daffy rabbit-- I hear adolescent psychologists...

    Daffy rabbit--

    I hear adolescent psychologists say that conditions such as yours are untreatable. Just get over it.

    But I personally experienced enlightenment while listening to The Doobie...
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    Ever heard Bobby Forte? Or Andrew Love? These...

    Ever heard Bobby Forte? Or Andrew Love? These were the sidemen who did most of the fine R&B solos over the years for B B King, Bobby Bland, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and many others. I'm sure...
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    Changed from a Dukoff to a Lakey 8*3 about a year...

    Changed from a Dukoff to a Lakey 8*3 about a year ago. Bigger sound, louder, easier to blow.
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    I'll vote for Saxboy's method.

    I'll vote for Saxboy's method.
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    Dave: No problem at all! I understood what you...

    Dave: No problem at all! I understood what you meant in your original post about Hoagy playing his own compositions. This particular session was in 1956 and seems to have been a West Coast...
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    Speaking of Hoagy, in the 50's he recorded a big...

    Speaking of Hoagy, in the 50's he recorded a big band version of "Georgia" with Art Pepper playing lead alto. Then an alternate instrumental version was recorded with Pepper doing it as a solo, and...
  9. Paquito D'Rivera for any type of music. Also,...

    Paquito D'Rivera for any type of music.

    Also, any Stan Kenton album from the 50's will feature a great alto sax. Among them were Art Pepper, Lee Konitz, Bud Shank, Lennie Neihaus, Charlie...
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    Sonny Stitt had a huge vocabulary of phrases,...

    Sonny Stitt had a huge vocabulary of phrases, licks, cliches, and so on. One of the greatest tenor battles recorded is between Stitt and Sonny Rollins on the Dizzy Gillespie album "Sonny Side Up". ...
  11. Big Jay McNeely played his Brilhart Ebolin and...

    Big Jay McNeely played his Brilhart Ebolin and Martin tenor with the force of an atomic explosion. It's said he could play without a mic and still make you have to stop up your ears. And the...
  12. I still use a Yamaha 62 tenor for my R&B gigs and...

    I still use a Yamaha 62 tenor for my R&B gigs and I like its great action, intonation, and projection. And I think I get a pretty big tone from it too. As for mouthpieces, its hard to beat a Dukoff...
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    I have to agree with the speech pathologist who...

    I have to agree with the speech pathologist who said the problem comes from fatigue. I sometimes experience this after a couple of hard sets with the R&B band I work with.

    My solution? Change...
  14. Thread: Stan Levey

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    Stan Levey was one of the best of the West Coast...

    Stan Levey was one of the best of the West Coast drummers. He was with Stan Getz on several of the West Coast sessions. Before that, he was with Kenton in the "New Concepts" band that featured Lee...
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    Oops. My apologies Spaz for misspelling your...

    Oops. My apologies Spaz for misspelling your name and misunderstanding your comments. I also misattributed the Bill Dahl article, which was reprinted by kingperkoff, not gary. Altogether a lot of...
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    Thanks to gary for the interesting Bill Dahl...

    Thanks to gary for the interesting Bill Dahl article. There is no doubt in my mind that these guys were the giants of blues or soul saxophone.

    I think anyone who has doubts about David Newman...
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    Best Album by Wayne Shorter

    I was impressed by Wayne Shorter's playing and compositions when I first heard him with the Jazz Messingers. After that he recorded a bunch of albums with Blue Note and joined Miles Davis. Then...
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    When David "Fathead" Newman plays alto, it's like...

    When David "Fathead" Newman plays alto, it's like the Lord Himself talkin'! His tune "Hard Times" (not Noble Watts tune, also known as "The Slop"), his intro on "Night Time is the Right Time", that...
  19. Thread: Greatest fear :)

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    My FL ligature came loose once during the intro...

    My FL ligature came loose once during the intro to Noble Watts' "Hard Times". Pretty funny to everybody but me. Now I'm compulsive about checking it between every tune.
  20. Thread: Art pepper?

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    It's been said that you can't go wrong with any...

    It's been said that you can't go wrong with any Art Pepper album.

    But if you want to hear some of what started Art Pepper's huge following, get Stan Kenton's "Easy Go" cd on Capitol. He has solos...
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