Category Archive: News

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!

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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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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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May 11 2016

Mr. Joe Temperley has passed away.

A mentor, educator, performer, great human being, and master of the baritone saxophone. His unique sound on the baritone saxophone and bass clarinet was heard with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since its inceptions. Mr. Temperley also has numerous albums. Please take some time to watch the tribute JALC performed last year to him.

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Apr 21 2016

New carbon fiber stand for baritone!

Instrument stand companies often neglect the baritone saxophone, but there is some good news.

A woodwind accessory designer in the Netherlands has developed a new incredibly light weight and promising stand for the baritone saxophone – both for low A and low Bb models! The wait time is currently 4 months and the price is …

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Apr 08 2016

What does 22 baritone saxes playing “Tenor Madness” sound like?

kinda like this:

From the April 2016 VandoJam at the Zinc bar in NYC! Happy 60th Birthday to Gary Smulyan!

Feb 22 2016

Check out Banta Boxes!

Alden Banta is a fantastic baritone saxophonist and doubler (many times over) in the New York City area. He plays just about all of the woodwinds and can often be seen inhabiting the pit at a Broadway musical, or holding down the baritone chair in some of the city’s finest big bands. On top of …

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