Snake Oil: It’s Everywhere In Saxland

Be Aware of the Snake Oil This morning I happened across a post on SOTW that very much reflected my thoughts facing players trying to navigate the sea of [mis]information available to them. SOTW member Balladeer posted these thoughts a couple of days ago: It’s time for me to vent.…

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Vintage American Saxophones

Two vintage American saxophones get the star treatment Over the last few days I have been quite busy taking photos and keeping both my Machinery and Photoshop skills refreshed. Over the weekend I took bunches of photos of two very interesting horns: one mine, the other belongs to a friend’s…

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The Bassic Sax Jazz Ensemble 2.0

It’s over… After reincarnating my pre-illness Bassic Sax Jazz Ensemble into a brand new trio, and after weeks of prepping for what amounts to a mini Saxophobia, this is what my studio looks like… Yup, it’s pretty much chaos in my studio ATM. I’ve still not cleaned it up. The…

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It’s All About The Bass…

Yesterday was indeed all about the bass, as I spent the afternoon in my studio seriously working on my bass sax playing for the first time in what seemed like years. Since I am currently not using my Buescher in a band, I have not been actively practicing it. For…

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