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  1. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Wrote and recorded this little jazztune Autumn Days, and a free sheet, for alto-/tenorsax and piano, is available on Free-scores.com http://www.free-scores.com/sheetmusic?p=aj8onk6ZDK Jacob
  2. Reeds
    Hi folks, I was about to pitch two tenor reeds but thought maybe someone would like to try them. They may have more life in them- they still play OK, just feel a bit too soft for me now. They're Fibracell 4 which is a ~2.5 cane. At this stage of their life, they play more like a 2.25. Let me...
  3. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hi, all Holiday gigs are a-comin' (with any luck at all)...So, come get your free lead sheets. I've got a bunch in my library. So far I've posted rich reharms of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and Silent Night. Likewise, I've also posted the Chanukah hymn Ma'oz Tzur. If you think they might come in...
  4. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hello everyone! During my jazz career I have transcribed hundreds of jazz solos, as well as worked my way through many transcriptions done by other people. My biggest complaint with the other guys' work was always the quality and precision of the transcription - there was very little amount of...
  5. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hi, all This week's Free Chart Friday features a set of lead sheets for the ***** Spiritual Wade in the Water (one of the hippest). You can download the free PDFs & mp3 here: http://www.hirschmusic.com/fcf-download/2015/2/6/wade-in-the-water And, though the lead sheet isn't necessarily...
  6. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hi, all This week's Free Chart Friday features a set of lead sheets for Silent Night (Stille Nacht). This arrangement has a lush reharmonization and is set in a gentle 4/4 (though it would be easy enough to play it in "3). Download the free lead sheets here...
  7. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hi / Shalom! Just a quick post to share a jazz lead sheet for the Chanukkah song Ma'oz Tzur. Download this freebie from my website here: http://www.hirschmusic.com/fcf/2014/12/5/chanukah-lead-sheet-1 Jazz trio recording: Saxophone quartet arrangement of variations on the same: L'chaim...
  8. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hi, folks This week's Free Chart Friday features a set of lead sheets for O Come O Come Emmanuel. This is one of the more haunting Advent melodies, and has been given a rich reharmonization. As always, these lead sheets (transposed for the usual suspects) are here for free download. Click...
  9. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hi, all This week's Free Chart Friday features PDF lead sheets for the rollicking Calypso Facto. Listen below, and if you'd like to take the tune for a spin, you can download the lead sheets & mp3 right here: http://www.hirschmusic.com/fcf/2014/10/31/calypso-chapter-ii Have fun! ~ Rick
  10. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, friends Free Chart Friday continues with our 17th installment. This week features a 1-page Calypso cutie for solo saxophone. Naturally, it lays well and sounds great on soprano, alto, tenor, or bari. In fact, I recorded it on 3 of these horns... Free Download If you'd like to give...
  11. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, folks Free Chart Friday continues at HirschMusic Publications. After sharing over a dozen jazz lead sheets, I am now posting short pieces for solo saxophone. Today's installment is a 1-minute piece I wrote to serve as the backbone of a larger piece. Like all of these tunes, You can...
  12. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    https://soundcloud.com/louis-atkinson-1/squidward Kinda old but yes. Experimenting with the guitar, bass function as well, making a more open and flexible sound switching between colouring in and funk grooves etc. I focus on tenor these days, but not happy with my tenor playing yet. I'll upload...
  13. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, friends It's time for...you guessed it...Free Chart Friday (bebop fanfare, please). This week: Who doesn't like swing? With the right rhythm section, it just feels good. But, who doesn't tire of listening to the straight 4/4 all night long? OK - I may not be speaking for...
  14. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, friends This week's free downloads features a newer tune called Last Dance. I have no idea if it's a power ballad. What do you think? As always, you can grab the lead sheets (transposed) and mp3 at hirschmusic.com. Enjoy! ~Rick
  15. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, sax friends In this week's installment of Free Chart Friday we've got a fresh look at an A Minor Blues. In fact, we check out two different recordings of this tune, one in which it is interpreted as a (blazing) fast swing "double blues," and one in which it's a straight-up 16th-note funk...
  16. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, folks Just a quick note to let you know that this week's Free Chart Friday features a swinging, make-you-smile jazz waltz called "Aspire." It has been recorded a bunch of different times. Here are sextet and big band versions. And, as always, if you want to try the tune, you can download...
  17. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, all 'Tis that time of week again for Free Chart Friday. This week offers you the lead sheets for a lyrical, warm and relaxed jazz waltz. Give it a listen here (BTW - the full quartet enters at about the 1:00 mark): If you're interested, you can download the free lead sheets—in all of the...
  18. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hey, all This week's installment of Free Chart Friday (HirschMusic Publications) features an altered F minor Blues set in a rock groove that won't go away. Download the free lead sheets & mp3 HERE. Have a great weekend, and enjoy! ~Rick
  19. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hiya :) It isn't gonna be for everyone's tastes but yeah, hope someone appreciates it :) feel like I'm starting to develop my own sound, even if it is coming from Coltrane and Dave Liebman https://soundcloud.com/louis-atkinson-1/kelp-dance-take-2
  20. Training Material
    Hi All, I thought I'd let you all know about my free online saxophone lessons at http://danchristian.net. I've made my site COMPLETELY free, no gimmicks, no sign ups, no free trials just access to high quality tutorials without paying a cent. I've made the website because I know how expensive...
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