SAXOPHONE Life

Interviews, reviews and advice to keep you inspired.
Dick Morrissey

Dick Morrissey

We take a look at the distinguished career of legendary saxophone player Dick Morrissey.
Graeme Blevins

Graeme Blevins

We look at the illustrious career of Graeme Blevins: from performing with Kylie, to his work with the Delta Saxophone Quartet.
New Music Books for Saxophone Players

New Music Books for Saxophone Players

Music publisher Schott has released a range of new music books for beginner to intermediate players. Here are some of our favourites.   The Play-Along Groove Collection of books from Schott are great for those getting started with improvising. Easy Funk...

Making Music on the Road

Making Music on the Road

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. While...

Steve Cole Interview

Steve Cole Interview

Need to make music on the go? Touring musician and studio expert Paul Fawcus runs through his ultimate travel setup. I suppose I just like to be busy, and when touring I always need to accomplish something other than just turning up for the show each day. I knew I had...

Developing Hand – Ear Coordination: How to play saxophone by ear

Developing Hand – Ear Coordination: How to play saxophone by ear

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...

Intonation and your ideal sound

Intonation and your ideal sound

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...