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  1. Recordings, Movies
    Hello fellow sax-o-philes, I wanted to let you know I just uploaded some video of Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet (circa 1995 and 1993) from the archives. There's a couple of originals, an improvisation, and a cover of a Sun Ra tune. You can find them on my youtube channel...
  2. Practicing
    I made this PDF as a practice guide for jazz scales improvisation. For all 12 keys, it has the major and minor scales, Mixolydian and Dorian modes, and the bebop, pentatonic minor, and blues scales. All the scales are purposely written in C with accidentals so the player can focus on the notes...
  3. Jazz and Improvisation
    The transcribed solos of masters such as Bird, Trane, Ralph Moore, & many others contain certain phrases which are so melodic, rhythmic, and harmonically rich that they deserve to be studied in all 12 keys. The purpose is NOT to mimic a bunch of lix copy-cat style, but rather to build a richer...
  4. Jazz and Improvisation
    I have been going through notes from lessons and classes and trying to figure out what improvisation is all about. Would love to get your opinion about it, where it makes sense, where it doesn't, what's missing. So let me know what you think about it- if you have questions or comments...
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