Corky Corcoran: Tenor Sax Ballad Master

Yesterday I noticed a vintage photo on eBay of tenor saxophonist Corky Corcoran. Now I must admit, this was a name that I hadn’t heard in years. I think the last time was likely in the 80s, when one of my private instructors mentioned him as one of the tenor …

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Epic Sax Guy: He’s Baaaack

Seven years ago a six note sax riff by a Eurovision contestant nearly broke the Internet. Moldova’s Sunstroke Project introduced the world to a then-unknown alto player—who still remains largely nameless to the world at large, except by the nickname: Epic Sax Guy. Epic Sax Guy has been subject of …

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Bobby Dukoff: The Tenor Sax Player

Some of the most popular archived articles on this site are those about Bobby Dukoff, and specifically those about his mouthpieces. One thing that I have not done to date however, is include an article that includes an example of Dukoff’s own playing style. Many of us who use his …

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The Crash Of The Vintage Saxophone Market

I have written a few articles over the years about the crash of the vintage saxophone market. Time-wise, it is correlated to the crash in the economy in 2008/09. I don’t believe any of us have any definitive answers as to why the market on non-Selmers crashed, but we can …

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