This is a book I had heard about for quite a while but had never taken the time to purchase even though I was very interested in getting it. A couple months ago while researching for my recent horn purchase I stumbled across Stephen Howard’s website because he had some excellent reviews about some of… Continue reading Review – Haynes Saxophone Manual
I mentioned before that I was ready to try out some new horns in order to choose a new backup horn and also to fill the need for something shiny for certain types of gigs. I have done a lot of research and one of the brands I really wanted to try was the Cannonball… Continue reading Trying Horns
While they were filming the documentary-style video I posted earlier, they ended up capturing a ton of raw footage. Today Emma posted a full version of Aretha’s Baby I Love You from that footage so I thought I would share. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Aq7Rn5g_E I like how the horns for this song are just minimalist, well-placed hits and some… Continue reading More From Emma White and Artscape 2012
EDIT: the YouTube videos got pulled so I will upload some audio snippets soon. It actually came out a couple of weeks ago but with all my recent travel I just wasn’t able to post about it. The new CD is called Ostrich. My regular horn section, the Retox Horns, recorded three songs for the… Continue reading The Crack the Sky CD Is Out!
I got the chance to go see Darmon Meader last night for the ridiculously low price of only ten bucks. In my mind that is the deal of the year. He was playing at Harford Community College in Maryland (my old stomping grounds growing up) in a very intimate concert hall with his quartet: Klaus Mueller… Continue reading Darmon Meader
When I decided to start writing this blog I was very wary of being one of those bloggers who fizzled out on content. I even started with a few posts written in advance so I would have a backlog ready to go. Even with that, though, the last couple of weeks have been rather trying… Continue reading It’s Been A While