Being a good saxophone caretaker

The concept of being a saxophone caretaker isn’t really outlandish at all Any well-made professional—or even a good, student model saxophone from the early to mid part of the 20th century—when properly cared for, will serve its owners well for hundreds of years. Yes, you read that right, I wrote…

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What Makes A Sax A Pro Model: Revisited

A few years ago I wrote an article about this before, but due to recent events I had an opportunity to revisit the question: What makes a sax a pro model? This came about because of my opportunity to do extended play-tests on a pair of SeaWind saxophones. I currently…

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Getting The Right Saxophone For University

Getting the right saxophone for university isn’t as easy as picking one out on eBay or Craigslist. It takes some time, careful planning, research, and yes, in the end, money. I’m hoping this article will provide some help for both students and parents alike, before some costly mistakes are made.…

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Powell Silver Eagle Saxophone: It’s Over

It was on September 23, 2010, that the President of Powell Flutes, Steven Wasser, announced the first saxophone entirely designed and produced on American soil in over 30 years. The Powell Silver Eagle Saxophone project was headed up by professional saxophonist, and Professor of Saxophone at Roosevelt University, Mike Smith. Smith and…

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The Powell Silver Eagle Saxophone

On September 23, 2010, Steven Wasser, the owner of Powell Flutes¹, announced that the company was going to be unveiling a new, Blessing Saxophone². It didn’t take long for the saxophone community to respond. Within days a thread sprung up on SOTW. The sax world was all abuzz, because what Blessing had…

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