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  1. Electronic Equipment
    Tomkat Jazz = my new channel featuring jazz standard improv on EWI https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzIPl7p_Z7LGT0RoTirPp0w
  2. Playing Songs
    I have a constant struggle with playing over the changes to All the Things You Are. I love the tune, and I know the changes like the back of my hand... But, I don't have any great ideas to play over it. Am I alone on this? Can any of you help me? Are there any exercises that should help...
  3. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    All Free Transcriptions....great reference..... click the link http://saxopedia.wordpress.com/sax-solos/ Steve
  4. Jazz and Improvisation
    Recently my teacher had turned me on to Joshua Redman with a great book with a lot of transcribed solo's. As I got a new one to learn each week I'd buy the song on iTunes and I've been really enjoying them. They were songs like. Blues on Sunday, Faith, Moose the Mooch, Alone in the Morning, and...
  5. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I'm about to embark on the longest solo I've ever tried to transcribe = 5 minutes 30 seconds or 266 bars! I know some Coltrane solos are epics - 15 or 20 minutes (or even more) - so a mere 5 and a half minutes is nothing by comparison. Even so, I'm intimidated! :baby: I've broken the solo into...
  6. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    I recently picked up the Alec Wilder "Sonata" from my local music, which hardly has any saxophone music but beginner music and thus I was able to make off with this solo for only $6. :mrgreen: This alto solo, with piano accompaniment, is one of those tricky little pieces that throws a ton of...
  7. Jazz and Improvisation
    I was just wondering what your favorite sax solos are that were recorded with a big band, particularly during the era when big bands were popular. I think that there are probably some real gems hidden in many recordings that may have been influential back in the day but are totally overlooked...
  8. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi all! Of all the bands I've ever heard, Steely Dan has to be one of my all-time favorites. They're just so smooth and jazzy compared to the other bands of the time. What I like most about them though is the sax solos. They kick some serious ***!!! Anyways, I've been looking all over the...
  9. Jazz and Improvisation
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kotK9FNEYU Here is the most amazing you Tube video showing Coltrane's Giant Steps head and solo note for note as it is played. totally brilliant video. What do you all think?
  10. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    hi all SOTWers, a short note to let you know that I recently launched a new website for all sax and EWI players: http://www.saxopedia.com (English) http://it.saxopedia.com (Italian) The site features a huge index of over 1100 solo transcriptions found anywhere on the Internet...
  11. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    I'm a sophomore in High school, if you are familiar to Texas' solo and ensemble, this is my second year going to State Solo and Ensemble. I'm searching for a challenging solo. I was looking at solos such as "Caprice en Forme de Valse" or Creston's "Sonata". I have already played Eccles'...
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