Cafe Saxophone

Cafe Saxophone

A very lively international forum where saxophone players come to meet and greet, ask questions, give advice, have a laugh. If there is anything you can’t find out about here, then somebody in the Café is bound to know the answer or point you in the right direction.

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  • New range of Gear4music Tenors and sopranos any good?
    Does anyone have experience of the latest range of tenors and Sops from G4M as they have apparently recently changed and I wondered has the quality suffered?
  • Where to start on improvisation
    Hello everyone. Courtesy of a bet as a teenager, I actually have Grade 8 theory (this gives you a clue as to how cool a teenager I wasn't). Anyway, as a previous poster suggests, that means I can deconstruct olde worlde organ music at high speed and transpose lots of different keys at sight, but […]
  • Choosing a saxophone neck
    I just stumbled across this interesting video by Timothy McAllister from which I learned several new things and I wanted to share it with my friends at the Cafe.
  • Conn "Wonder" Tenor sax (non rolled tone-holes)
    Relisted due to my description error in the previous post.. For sale my Conn Wonder series 1.. ser no 37348. ..Which makes it 1917. The drawn tone holes are referenced by a patent engraved on the body tube 1,119,954 December 8, 1914 Low Pitch. I was re lacquered at some time then delaquered.. IE bare […]
  • Playing the first note of a brand new sax
    Hi, I’ve just bought a YAS-280 sax. After assembling the sax to one piece following the menu instructions, when I place my first B-note, it keeps giving me a tone between C to C#, no matter how I adjust the mouthpiece position on the cork. Why?
  • Rico H ligature broken
    I have got one of these broken by the threaded boss. I think it's a weak design though I do tighen the screw pretty hard! I think I can do a brazing job on it but I'm not sure if the braze will take to the gold plate or should I remove this with a […]
  • Improvisation: Playing Licks
    (Shouldn't there be a prefix "Improvisation"?) In several discussions several of us have thrown shade on players "stringing licks together". I wanted to talk further about this, injecting a new element and I count on the possible chiming in from various points of view. Form We've said, I have said that (in my opinion) good […]
  • Unreasonable resonator
    Here was my problem today as I checked the old pads for signs of not properly centered pads. The pad for the Bb key is way oversized compared to the tonehole, so the resonator won't fit into the hole! It's very close, but even if it wasn't slightly larger, the hole isn't centered at all, […]
  • Monk and Charlie Rouse
    Very respectable creative jazz of its time. Great to see Monk at the keys, not just hear him. I mentioned in another post that I saw Monk and Rouse at Shelly's Manhole in .LA. in 1972. By then, he was far lower energy than he is here.
  • Very very very exciting news for 2019
    Cafésaxophone will be having an extremely exciting news announcement within the next month or so.

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