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Jazz and ImprovisationCharles McPherson shared this post, originally posted by Michael Kanan, on Facebook yesterday, an excerpt of an interview from last summer. I found it interesting and thought maybe some others here would too. “Here's some deep wisdom from saxophone master Charles McPherson. This is an...
Sax Body and FinishI've seen several posts over the years (I read much, post very little) about using gun bluing products to darken brass but not many actual experiences. Quick story first. Skip the next paragraph if you don't care to hear the typical disclaimer story regarding how the horn came to be in such...
Advice on Buying or Selling a SaxophoneI bought myself a Buffet SDA Low-A Bari a few months ago. My old Bari is a 1934/5 Martin Imperial Handcraft. It is nearly identical to the handcraft committee Bari from a key work perspective. Primary difference is beveled tone holes. The horn is not original finish. It might have...
Eb AltoAs I was practicing today, I started to notice that my fingers were super flat against the keys of my alto sax. I know that on piano you are meant to curve your fingers quite a lot, but I'm not sure so much about sax. I've been playing for 6.5 years so I'm not sure why this question only just...