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  • Jazz Tenor

    The Great Jazz & Blues Tenor Saxophone Players To many people the saxophone is synonymous with jazz. If it hadn’t been for jazz, would the saxophone have survived? It was invented by a Belgian in 1841, and it never really caught on as a symphony instrument, possibly due to the unpopularity of Mr. Sax amongst the right circles. The saxophone featured ... Read more…
  • R & B Saxophone Players

    These biographies, photos and soundclips include all the influential rhythm and blues saxophone players of the 40s and 50s. Some of these are jazz players who contributed significantly to the development of blues saxophone, others are hardcore bar walking “screamers and honkers.” Enjoy learning about this colourful era of the saxophone. Read more…
  • Lee Allen

    Part 1 by Nick Pentelow | Part 2 by Pete Thomas   First published by Saxophone Journal. Unedited original interview and later additions published here with the kind permission of the author, Nick Pentelow. How do you get to speak to your hero and assail him for three hours with the kind of trivial questions that heroes surely get asked every day? The answer ... Read more…
  • King Curtis

    This is a transcription of the King Curtis track Hungover. F# is often thought of as a difficult key to play on saxophone, but a very important one if you play in blues, rock or R & B bands as concert E is a very popular key for guitarists. Hungover   Read more…
  • Saxophone Blues Transcriptions

    How do you learn to play a good blues solo? Also see Why You Shouldn’t Transcribe Some people think blues playing and improvising is easy: just learn a couple of minor blues scales and play them over the chords. Well, this approach can work when you are starting out. It will sound OK and at least give you the confidence to stand ... Read more…

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