Tag Archives: saxophone

May 16

One Final Trio Gig

One more for old time sake… Tonight, the Eddy/Meyer Trio will give its last performance at 8pm EST via live stream before I head to England in a couple of weeks. Add Jake Eddy or myself on FB to see the stream. It will also be available on Reddit. This group started two years ago, […]

April 18

Goa Variations official release

I’m very pleased to announce that today is the official release of my album, “Goa Variations.” It’s a bit weird to announce a release on a Saturday but given the circumstances, It’s not like anyone has anywhere else to be! This music is my own blend of psychedelic minimalism and I hope you’ll give it […]

April 06

Recording Hindemith

As the current coronavirus pandemic has forced us all into isolation, I’ve taken on the challenge of recording both parts of Paul Hindemith’s  Konzertstück für zwei Altsaxophone. I must say that I’m late in coming to Hindemith’s music. To my own detriment, I’ve somewhat consciously avoided his music over the years. Hindemith’s music has always seemed […]

April 05

Getz Variations — Dexter Morrill

Recently I’ve been working on a very interesting piece for tenor saxophone and fixed media by Dexter Morrill called “Getz Variations.” The piece was written for Stan Getz in 1984 and features samples of Stan himself playing in the audio track. The score has very little notated lines for the saxophonist to play, and instead […]

April 02

Goa Variations I

Those who know me personally know that I have a deep affinity for the music of Terry Riley, particularly his early compositions where he’s playing saxophone and/or keyboards. (Reed Streams, Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band, Shri Camel, Rainbow in Curved Air, Descending Moonshine Dervishes, etc.) Just today I’ve finished the first in a series […]

March 09

Stan Getz Transcription – Yardbird Suite

Click the link below for a .pdf of my transcription of Stan Getz playing Yardbird Suite live at the Haig Club, Los Angeles in 1953 with Chet Baker. This tune appears on the album “West Coast Live.” Stan Getz Yardbird Suite – Tenor Saxophone – 2020-01-15 1324_1

March 07

Serial and Tonal Elements in Richard Rodney Bennett’s Concerto for Stan Getz

As a student of Pierre Boulez and a frequent visitor to the Darmstadt summer courses, it is not surprising that Richard Rodney Bennett’s music contains elements of serialism and other modernist techniques. What is unusual in the Concerto for Stan Getz, is that Bennett’s love of jazz and improvisation leads him to utilize elements of […]

January 08

Hello 2020/2019 Wrap Up

Happy New Year all! Yes, I know it’s a bit late. I closed out 2019 with three rather big and very different gigs all within a week. It was a bit crazy and I logged a lot of miles, but it was fun. I played lead alto for a made-for-tv christmas special at the Beacon […]

April 14

This week’s shows 4.14.19

Well…it’s a lie really, here are some video clips from the past few weeks that I haven’t gotten around to uploading. First off is [M]onte, our Afro-Latin Jazz Collective. A lot of the video is from Casa Nueva a couple of nights ago. The rest is from a few weeks back at Athens Uncorked. It’s […]

November 17

This Week’s Shows 11.17.18 A long Overdue Update

I’m back in Ohio and it’s long past time for an update! Big changes are all around this fall. I’ve left the cruise world behind…it was a good run (8+ years) and now it’s time to move on. I’m now in grad school at Ohio University, living in Athens, Ohio. I’m loving being back in […]