Master Class – Bill Evans

Bill Evans has been an identifiable voice in the saxophone world for decades now. His characteristic tone and enthusiastic playing style landed him gigs playing with musical giants like: Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin,[…]

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New Year, New updates

The month of December was a busy one here at the MBS shed. Holiday gigs galore and working a daytime job made for a busy December. But now that the new year has arrived new[…]

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Rico Graftonite B5 Mouthpiece Review

“Created especially for concert and marching band musicians by legendary mouthpiece designer Arnold Brilhart” – Rico Graftonite Box Inexpensive, tough, and adequate, what more could you ask for in a mouthpiece? To some band directors,[…]

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Bebop Study #2

I’ve been dragging on doing my transpositions lately but I have a great II V I from Les Wise’s book “Bebop Bible”. I have transposed it to  all 12 keys in the circle of 4ths[…]

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Bebop Study #1

My first album was Miles Davis’s “4 and More” album. This album was a mind opener for me. It was fast, free, and fun while at the same time allowing me to use my fathers[…]

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ATANGA BOOM! – New Artists

It should be clear that I am a sucker for low wind instruments. The lower the frequency and higher my enthusiasm. Imagine my surprise when “The Pepper Adams Jazz” channel on YouTube posted a video[…]

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Vandoren optimum Ligature – V16

www.bestsaxophonewebsiteever.com Take one knurled thumb screw, a thin band of brass, and interchangeable pressure plates, then plate them in gold and what do you get? The Vandoren Optimum Ligature of course. This ligature is the[…]

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Master Class – Kenny Werner

Kenny Werner is a world class pianist, author, and jazz educator. His book Effortless mastery has been instrumental (pun intended) to my own personal development. Here is a short master class. Visit Kenny Werner’s site

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Master class – Joe Lovano

Joe Lovano What is there to say about Joe Lovano which hasn’t been published before. He is a monster player and educator. He is passionate about his art and loves to share his knowledge. I’m[…]

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