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    Matty Bannond-98135

    Improvisation: A union of mind, body and music

    Improvising on the saxophone has transformed my life forever. It has awakened me to a completely new level of spirituality – hard words for me to type, as a rationalist. Improvisation is a religious revelation. It is meditation, red mist and the soul. Playing music without a plan showed me the full dignity of the human consciousness and the hot power of the mind. It made me question everything that had gone before, and opened up unlimited possibilities for everything that lay ahead. It very nearly never happened. I want to share my story, and my elation, about how it did. Somebody showed me how.

    When I was about 11, my parents made me start taking lessons once a week for 30 minutes, together with another kid. Our teacher, a clarinet player, would take us through the required pieces for the next grade exam. They were classical: The melodies felt stiff. I thought the saxophone was the stupidest thing on the planet, and I gave up around four years later. I don’t think I played the instrument at home even once.

    Matty Bannond 02-26-2017 10:55 PM Go to last post
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    10mfan

    NEW MPC ANNOUNCEMENT: 10MFAN™ pure hard rubber bar stock/ hand finished tenor mouthpieces

    Thread Starter: 10mfan

    10MFAN™ SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECES: WHERE WORLD-CLASS MODERN SAXOPHONE MOUTHPIECES AND AFFORDABILITY MEET FINALLY-----BETTER THAN VINTAGE!!!!!!!

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    Berko

    What's Your Tenor Setup?

    Thread Starter: Berko

    Post Ur Setup \ My Setup: Tenor Keiwerth EX90 III Mpc : Super Tone master 6 * Lig : Orginal and FL Brass Plated

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    ajcomputers

    Whats your Alto Setup?

    Thread Starter: ajcomputers

    After seeing how popular this thread was in the Tenor section. Why don't we give it a shot here? My alto setup is as follows: Selmer Mark VI Alto Early Babbit Otto Link 6* mouthpiece Francois Louis "Ultimate" ligature and smart cap Runyon Palm Key Risers Vandoren or Rigotti Reeds Oleg...

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    soybean

    Holton Saxophone; Serial number registry

    Thread Starter: soybean

    It's been pointed out by a few people here, including Bruce Bailey, that Holton sax serial number lists on the internet are not correct. It sure would be nice to have an accurate list. To help this problem, I'm starting this registry. Everyone please list the number on your horn and specifically...

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    Bill Bryant

    Yanagisawa owners club

    Thread Starter: Bill Bryant

    Welcome to the Yanagisawa owners club. Which Yanagisawa do you own, what mpc and reeds do you use with it, and what kind of playing do you enjoy? T991 tenor Yanagisawa 6 HR mpc or JJ HR* 6* Rico Select Jazz 2M filed demonstrating things in beginner and intermediate band classes, playing along...

    Last Post By: JohnnyK88 02-27-2017, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  • Dexter Gordon in Finland 1971

    As a young guy I was lucky to meet and photograph Dexter Gordon when he was playing a gig in Finland, Vaasa Youth Festival on 19 June 1971. Dexter is still one of my favorite sax players.

    More jazzy pictures from the festival in my blog: http://wp.me/p1jVlh-f2.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dexter Gordon in Finland 1971 started by OlliL View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. swansong's Avatar
      swansong -
      very cool! looks like Dexter is using some sandpaper on his octave pip?
    1. caipigian's Avatar
      caipigian -
      great! he is my favorite! no doubt.. always a bit behind on sound... great groove...
    1. lipper's Avatar
      lipper -
      Quote Originally Posted by caipigian View Post
      great! he is my favorite! no doubt.. always a bit behind on sound... great groove...
      aaaagreed
    1. Charlinhos's Avatar
      Charlinhos -
      Dexter, we love you man.

      Charlinhos
    1. swissjazzfan's Avatar
      swissjazzfan -
      Oh man...I wished I've been there too in 1971.

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