Category Archive: General

Dec 15 2016

Happy Birthday Cecil Payne!

Just in time for what would have been Cecil Payne’s 94th birthday we have another transcription from the bop master. Thanks yet again to Fred Koch, a new Cecil Payne transcription in the repository. The song is “Dexterity”. Fred even provided a YouTube video of the song (labeled incorrectly). Check it out!





Nov 27 2016

Another Cecil Payne Transcription

Thanks again to Fred Koch, there is another Cecil Payne transcription in the repository. The song is “This Time the Dream Is On Me”. Check it out!





Nov 15 2016

Harry Carney’s last saxophone to be gifted to Berklee

Some very exciting news in the world of the baritone saxophone has developed. Harry Carney was a longtime member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and by longtime I mean from age 17 until his death at 64 (just months after Duke passed). In addition to his work with that band his sound is considered one …

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Nov 07 2016

New Cecil Payne transcription!

Thanks to Fred Koch, you will find a new Cecil Payne transcription in the repository. This one on a blues called “Bringing Up Father”. Head on over and give it a whirl,





Oct 10 2016

Vapors of Morphine to go on tour

Fans of the somewhat underground low-note based band Morphine that included baritone saxophonist Dana Colley have something new to be excited for. The band is going on tour, including a few dates in the US and a number of dates in Europe. Including Saturday October 15th in Brooklyn NY!

This band is the most authentic …

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Sep 01 2016

Larry Dickson produces another excellent album

Cincinnati based baritone saxophonist, Larry Dickson sent us another album, . Much like the first one, this album has an excellent mix of songs. About half originals and a mix of standards, lesser known composers, and a Strayhorn-Ellington piece. The arrangements are very swinging and tasteful, the band’s playing and the recording quality is quite …

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Aug 26 2016

NYC Historical Jazz Club Map

Jon DeLucia has put together an interesting Google Map collection for those NYC Jazz History Buffs. It shows the locations (sometimes approximate) of gone and perhaps mostly forgotten jazz clubs around the city. Check it out!





Jul 24 2016

RIP Charles Davis

We are saddened to learn that baritone (and lately tenor) saxophonist great Charles Davis passed away on July 15th 2016.





Jul 12 2016

Tim Stocker’s new YouTube lesson series

Baritone Saxophonist, Tim Stocker (currently residing in Singapore) has a new website and a new lesson series he is just starting up on YouTube. He includes some great daily exercises and tips for the baritone. Check out the first video below!





May 19 2016

Eden Bareket releases a trio album

Eden Bareket  has released a new album titled “Choice”. It features his trio (baritone, drums, bass) on the Fresh Sound label. Its full of original music and is a great listen. A bit about Eden:

“Although a relative newcomer to New York’s scene, the Argentina-born Israeli baritone saxophonist Eden Bareket quickly gained notice …

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