Tag Archives: alto saxophone

August 29

Homage to Philip Glass

This week I’ve been working on an adaptation of a solo violin piece by NYC composer, Jeremiah Bornfield, called¬†Homage to Philip Glass. I’ve been looking for some new solo pieces that are a bit quirky and off the beaten path since live performance is still technically illegal due to the pandemic. It still seems unsafe […]

May 06

Lee Konitz Transcription — Skylark

Here’s a short and tasty transcription of Lee Konitz on the ballad, Skylark. It’s a live recording from 1954 at Storyville. Just the head and a chorus, but in this case…it’s all you need… Skylark — Konitz (Click the link for a .pdf)

October 04

Correct Saxophone Intonation (Overcoming the Natural Intonation Spectrum)

Those of you who know me are probably bored of hearing me talk about intonation and the need for a comprehensive system because i’m always banging on about it, but I believe it’s important. I firmly believe that in order to play the saxophone in tune, you have to have a comprehensive system in place […]