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  1. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I've been working on transcribing Paul Desmond's "Samba Cantina" and I've just about finished it. The process was quite slow as expected. Are there any tips to speed up the process (other than ear training which I'm already working on)? I'm going to work on his new "Take Five" next and then...
  2. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Here is Part Three of my series on Paul Desmond, including a 2 chorus transcription of "Wintersong," which is based on "These Foolish Things." Recorded in 1957 on the Blues In Time Record with Gerry Mulligan. Thinking of maybe turning this into an octet arrangement for my group, it is so...
  3. Brand Name Players ...
    I recently put together a couple of blog posts analyzing the diatonic sequences utilized by Paul Desmond, one of my favorite players, especially in his early playing. In part two, out today, I construct an example of my own. Next week I will finish the series with some later solos. Please do...
  4. Websites, Books, Magazines, Photos and other Lit.
    Hello everyone, This is has been discussed a bit on this forum, and I wanted to announce that the official release date is today. Order at www.jondelucia.com/shop. I am a jazz saxophonist in NYC, and a teacher for 16 years. The press release for the book is below. I hope you will read my latest...
  5. YouTube videos
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCCGJ6MGO_g I've heard some people say "Nuages", but I've checked a few versions and can't really hear it.
  6. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I recently did a blog post about the great unsung swing altoist Pete Brown. A favorite of Paul Desmond and teacher to many well known players, here's his great motivic solo on Talk of the Town. http://www.jondelucia.com/pete-browns-talk-of-the-town/
  7. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I've really been into Paul Desmond lately, so I am trying to transcribe some of his songs. I just started working on Take Ten and I am having some trouble with one weakness of mine, figuring out the time signature. Since Take Five is in 5/4 time, I was thinking that it would be in 10/4 time, but...
  8. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Came across this on Bob Reynolds' blog: http://www.bobreynoldsmusic.com/practicing/paul-desmond-interviews-bird/
  9. Alto mpc
    A lot of people tell me I have a Paul Desmond and Stan Getz approach when I play alto (although I cringe when they say this because that would be truly understating their playing abilities...) However, I have been working on a more warm and airy approach for a few months now. I think I have...
  10. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I have for sale an unused copy of 'Paul Desmond: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Sax Styles and Techniques of a Jazz Great' Will sell for $20 AUD + Postage (from Tasmania). Will probably post on Ebay fairly soon.
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