Tired of Sour Notes

I don't think I will ever be the kind of sax player I'd like to be. I don't have the motivation. I enjoy playing the saxophone, but at the same time, it can be the source of much frustration. I practice for hours at a time and make no progress. Sometimes, I record my practice, … Continue reading Tired of Sour Notes

Allora Pairs Series Alto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycHdItqF5Iw The Allora Paris Series Alto Saxophone Allora Paris Series Alto Saxophone This is the sound of the Allora Paris Series alto saxophone. I find it to be a satisfactory instrument, though sometimes, I do feel like there is some resistance. There are times when I find it a little difficult to play in tune … Continue reading Allora Pairs Series Alto

My Drake Mouthpiece

https://videopress.com/v/o0ZPWm2s?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I have had the Drake NY Jazz mouthpiece for nearly two years. It has only been a few times I've been able to produce a good sound. Lately, maybe because a stronger embouchure, I have been getting better results. Other factors include reed choice. Usually, I play on Vandoren Javas 2-1/2, red box. With … Continue reading My Drake Mouthpiece

Camille Thurman & The Charleston Jazz Orchestra

So, this past December, I decided I wanted to see a jazz concert. I searched Google for Jazz concerts in the Charleston, SC, area, and Camille Thurman with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra came up for a Saturday evening concert on February 26, 2022. I had never heard of her, and now, I will never forget … Continue reading Camille Thurman & The Charleston Jazz Orchestra

The Pure Sound of Guardala mouthpeices

https://youtu.be/3xpI_EPEEcA Lately, I have been kind of consistent with my practice. So much so, my embouchure pretty damned stable. Now I need to work on consistency in my playing, so I don't make so many mistakes. Last night pulled out my favorite tenor sax mouthpiece (at least the one that will produce the tenor sound … Continue reading The Pure Sound of Guardala mouthpeices