SAXOPHONE Life

Interviews, reviews and advice to keep you inspired.

Dick Morrissey

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

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

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 Play-Along is...

Making the most of Transcriptions

If you have ever studied improvisation with a serious teacher, it is pretty likely that at some point or other you were assigned to work on a transcribed solo.   Whether doing a transcription yourself or working from someone else's transcription, it sometimes seems to...

PLAYER PROFILE: Andy Ross

Incognito saxophonist Andy Ross talks about his career as a busy pop player with some of the top UK groups.

Syzygy Saxophone Quartet Review

Andy Scott, saxophone lecturer at the Royal Northern School of Music looks at the latest album from the Syzygy Saxophone Quartet. New album: Songs For The Coming Day The Syzygy Quartet comprises four established and respected saxophonists; Naomi Sullivan (soprano...

ACT II: Ben Wendel and Evolving Virtuosity

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...

Making Music on the Road

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...

Steve Cole Interview

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...