New album from Roxy Coss

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Rising star on the New York scene Roxy Coss released her brilliant second album last month. She is a Downbeat Critics Poll winner and an amazing young player.
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New Music Books for Saxophone Players

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Music publisher Schott has released a range of new music books for beginner to intermediate players. Here are some of our favourites.
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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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Syzygy Saxophone Quartet Review

Friday, April 01, 2016

Andy Scott, saxophone lecturer at the Royal Northern School of Music looks at the latest album from the Syzygy Saxophone Quartet.
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Tim Garland 2016 tour review

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Ahead of his hotly anticipated new album, Grammy award-winner TIM GARLAND is about to head out on a UK tour.
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Saxcraft Saxophone Ligature Review

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Could this new ligature offer the perfect balance of resonance and mouthpiece-reed connection for an authentic vintage sound?
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GIG REVIEW: Courtney Pine

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In the UK saxophone scene, there are few names bigger or more iconic than Courtney Pine.  Nick Webb visited the Eastbourne Centre to catch Courtney in action on his latest tour.
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Dave Liebman gig review

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

As someone who performed and recorded alongside Miles Davis in the 70s, Dave Liebman needs no real introduction.  Ahead of a week teaching at the Royal Academy, Dave came to The Verdict, a small club in Brighton, UK on to offer some words of wisdom and share stories.
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The Vibrato Saxophone

Saturday, February 06, 2016

In the beginning there was the Grafton. It was an extremely lightweight alternative to the normal brass alto sax; an instrument with something of a cult following and a hit with the likes of Ornette Coleman and a few other top players.
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Saxophone Ligature Update

Monday, January 25, 2016

It’s the new year and lots of us are looking for a way to reinvigorate our sound and our playing. Experimenting with a new ligature can be a great way to do this but I’m often asked just how much difference a ligature can actually make to the sound.
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