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  1. Polls and Surveys
    Hi ! As part of a master thesis, some colleagues and I are trying to identify which parameters (apart from the well known "swing-ratio") are playing a role in the swing feeling. After a pre-study we identified one parameter that seems to have a positive influence on the swinginess so we want...
  2. Teaching
    Sax teachers of SOTW, what are your methods for teaching students to swing? I'm not talking about the basics of explaining what swing eighths are and to tongue/accent upbeats rather than downbeats. We all know you can learn to do that perfectly and still have zero swing *feel*, in the more...
  3. Misc. Styles
    I'm looking for tunes that switch between latin and swing. Preferably high fast and loud stuff, but I'll take anything. I'm trying to find a certain recording. Any ideas guys? :) :mrgreen:
  4. YouTube videos
    Hey everyone, back with another new video! This is from a recent gig in Philadelphia with my buddy Dom Palombi's band. One of my students who I have been teaching since middle school (now a senior in high school) wrote a tune, and I asked him if he wanted to bring it to a gig I had and sit in...
  5. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    You heard it right- JAZZ on a CARROT!! Let me know what you think about this rendition of "C (double sharp) Jam Blues" on CARROTNET! Hate it? Let me know. Love it? Also let me know! Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more content coming very soon! #makejazzfunagain
  6. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey all! Just found a bunch of videos from some past gigs that I thought I had lost. Here's one of them, featuring the GREAT Billy Drummond! (If you don't know who he is just google him!) This is one of my all-time favorite standards- "I've Never Been in Love Before." Like/comment and let me...
  7. YouTube videos
    Here's a recent performance from a group I've been leading in NYC for the last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD1rHiBZjAA There is a lot more of this group on youtube thanks to Michael Steinman recording most of our shows. That's Andrew Hadro doing the talking, as we were playing for...
  8. Practicing
    Has anyone noticed the difference between playing with or without ? drummer (bop/hardbop? Recently at the rehersal I noticed that playing without a drummer gives me more freedom in terms of rhythm. I am almost sure that this is not a drummers problem but my internal barrier. Playing with drums...
  9. 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/
  10. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hello. We have an ensemble: drum, bass, guitar, sax, poor vocal. We are going to play on a party a 3-4 compositions. And i can suggest which. THis should be very drive, fun, not so hard for rhythm-section. We've already played on a small presentation: Mr.Magic, Cold Duck Time (easy compositions...
  11. Flute & Piccolo
    The Bill McBirnie Trio (featuring Bernie Senensky & Anthony Michelli) FIND YOUR PLACE Bill McBirnie has released a new album that departs, in a significant way, from his previously acclaimed acoustic jazz projects (Mercy with Robi Botos; Paco Paco with Bernie Senensky; and Nature Boy with Mark...
  12. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hey all, I play Tenor sax in my local high school's jazz band. We're auditioning for improv solos for the song "Sweet Home Chicago" here on Tuesday. Have any helpful tips or suggestions for a better solo?
  13. Polls and Surveys
    I got interested in alto players that were on the scene before or while Bird became the scene. I'm thinking of guys like Benny Carter Johnny Hodges Sahib Shibab Ernie Henry Sonny Stitt and there are many more. Who do you have in mind? I'm especially interested in the ones that are almost...
  14. Bb Bass
    So, my short story: I played sax in school, picked it up again years later and started collecting horns, one of which included a Buescher bass sax that I've always wanted (I LOVE bass sax in trad jazz). Although I can sight read pretty well, I never learned much theory and can't improvise all...
  15. Teaching
    Hi Everybody! Hope everyone is shedding hard at this very moment, making trane and bird proud I wanted to introduce myself- My name is Benjamin Drazen and I am a jazz sax player/teacher living in the NYC area. I have worked with many greats and a regular on the NYC jazz scene. I am now starting...
  16. 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...
  17. Tips and Techniques
    Just posted a video interview with a really swingin' drummer.
  18. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    The Royal Rhythmaires are looking for a piano player. Anyone know a player who's be interested? Roots rhythm and blues. Lots of boogie woogie style playing. www.trrmusic.com
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