Two New Student Model Tenor Saxophones

A couple of options in the current crop of student model tenor saxophones Yesterday I did something I very seldom do: I play-tested a couple of brand new tenor saxophones. These were not pro models, but rather current student models that are targeted at beginning players. They were so new …

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Saxophones Can Be Family Heirlooms

From working instruments to meaningful heirlooms: How saxophones can be a meaningful part of a family’s history On Tuesday night I was at rehearsal with the Moonliters—the Big Band I play with—and we had a substitute tenor player sitting in. Jeff (not his real name) mentioned to me that the …

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Is My Pierret Modele D’Artistes Tenor Sax Haunted?

Yes it’s Halloween today, so it’s only fitting that I write about a saxophone mystery that has been confounding me of late. Perhaps some of you have ideas about the following questions: Is my Pierret Modele D’Artistes tenor sax haunted? Or is there perhaps a logical explanation for the story I’m …

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