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  • Horn Sections
    In a perfect world a horn section for an R&B, funk, rock n' roll and blues band would contain at least three horns - tenor, alto and trumpet - but do you think you can get away with just two (sax and trumpet) without the audience noticing?
  • "Trisonic" video - live in studio: baritone sax ,bass, and drums -my new album- coming soon...
    Hi, I've just recorded "Trisonic", my third album as a bandleader and composer. The ensemble is me on baritone saxophone, Pietro Ciancaglini on double bass and Andrea Nunzi on drums. They are fantastic sidemen, they have played with people of the caliber of Joe Lovano and Steve Grossman, just to name a few. Hope you'll […]
  • Conn Connqueror 26M alto sax
    The laquer has been stripped and the sax had a complete overhaul, when I received it it had a beautiful brushed finish, however, due to the nature of a delaquered sax, this changed rapidly and it is now super-spotty even though we have hardly ever played it (I played it for about half an hour […]
  • Buying flutes
    My sister and I are both interested in learning the flute and have agreed to pay for one together. However, I don't know much about flutes. I've defaulted to looking at used Yamahas because I play Yamaha saxes and my (extremely talented) flutist friend vouches for them, but I'd like to hear what others have […]
  • Breaking Bad
    Title: Breaking Bad Genre: Drama Creator: Vince Gilligan Cast: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks First aired: 2008-01-19 Overview: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he... […]
  • Building Giants
    Title: Building Giants Genre: Documentary First aired: 2018-01-04 Overview: This documentary series showcases how key technological innovations enable giant superstructures to be built. Footage filmed during construction along with CGI reveal the building process with astonishing detail. I don't watch much TV and when I do not usually a documentary. However as... Building Giants
  • Will They Have Any
    Players Left?? Seeing how Southampton FC are selling all there main players. It does make you wonder if there will be any left for the new season. Also I wonder if @Pete Thomas (sorry) is going to become a Liverpool fan It is odd to sell all your better players though, the odd one but […]
  • BOTM April 2016 "Alfie"
    OK folks, this month is plan 'B', which means yours truly is the host It does mean I can be a little bit self indulgent when it comes to ballad choice To follow on from my single chorus tune from a few days ago and looking for something that hopefully most of us will be […]
  • New Member London
    Just to say hi to all from sunny London (for the time being anyway)..... Glad i found this place as new to the sax.... Eddie
  • issues with c#
    Hi and morning one and all, New to this so hope its in the right place..... I have only just started playing the sax regularly (3 months) and seem to be having issues hitting a c#. Most of the other high notes are ok. I have had an issue with a sticking g# which i […]
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