New Music: April 2016

Friday, April 01, 2016

Here is a quick round up of our favourite new albums in April 2016.
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TRANSCRIPTION: Johnny Griffin "Mill Dew"

Friday, April 01, 2016

This month we look at the first chorus of this burning solo by Johnny Griffin as recorded on our "Classic Album" Introducing Johnny GriffinRead More

Developing Hand - Ear Coordination

Friday, April 01, 2016

Do you want your improvised solos to soar and delight your audiences?  The first and most important step to achieve this is to develop the link between your ears and your fingers. In fact, ultimately we need to be able to transfer any musical idea we imagine to our fingers. I call this “Hand-ear coordination”.
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PLAYER PROFILE: Andy Ross

Friday, April 01, 2016

Andy Ross is the saxophone player for UK funk pioneers Incognito. In this player profile, Andy talks about how he got started in the music scene as a sax player and shares tips on how to learn saxophone.
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Intonation and your ideal sound

Friday, April 01, 2016

One of the most satisfying musical experiences is listening back to a recording of yourself and hearing your tone and improvisation match up to your aspirations, or come pretty close.
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Introducing Johnny Griffin

Friday, April 01, 2016

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ACT II: Ben Wendel and Evolving Virtuosity

Friday, April 01, 2016

Act II, a recent trio album by Ben Wendel, Harish Raghavan, and Nate Wood, hits high marks all around. The compositions are interesting and memorable, the playing is on an extremely high level, the ensemble is tight knit, and the sound engineering is gorgeous.
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Steve Cole Interview

Friday, April 01, 2016

Steve Cole has one of the most original voices on the smooth jazz scene but his journey to success is a little different to what you would expect. I caught up with Steve to find out more about what makes him tick, what inspires him and how he approaches practising saxophone.
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Making Music on the Road

Friday, April 01, 2016

Need to make music on the go? Touring musician and studio expert Paul Fawcus runs through his ultimate travel setup.
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Overtones on "Delta City Blues" by Michael Brecker

Friday, April 01, 2016

Michael Brecker’s introduction to the track “Delta City Blues” is possibly one of the most awe inspiring examples of overtones on sax, but understanding what he is doing can help us master overtones too.
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