After years of not cleaning rods or doing much work to a saxophone…. it can really gum up the rods. Here is the upper stack rod form a Mark VII alto I am overhauling that has never been worked on since it was new. Every rod on this saxophone was locked in and difficult to… Continue reading Dirty Rods on saxophones
Jerry Maren: Munchkin How I met Jerry was my friend Ted Zeigler was working on a remake of Truth or Consequences as the announcer and he took me along for one of the first shows. They had Jerry and Billy as the little people on the show and after the first show was over he… Continue reading How I met the Munchkin
As a musician we need to listen to jazz musicians that have solos that are great jazz melodies and not just scales… even the creator of scale oriented solos John Coltrane had beautiful melodies in his solos…… This week start with Paul Desmond…….