Music is sound first and everything next. When people ask what is music the first thing is it is sound... without a great sound there cannot be great music.
It is important to listen to each note you play and what the sound is coming out the end of your instrument.
Always Tone first!
The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band will be presenting a Count Basie Holiday Concert on December 6, 2015. We will be featuring a Jazz Drummer and I Rheuben Allen will be making my conducting debut. If you are looking for a good laugh during the Holidays this might be the perfect place to be... We will be presenting one of the first Count Basie Trumpets to a student and did I mention I will be making my conducting debut. Hope to see you all there and I will post more soon.
The new line of Count Basie Band Instruments are on the way... keep checking this site to see when they will be available.
Oh Happy day - Min Heo,12 year old, Korean saxophone
OK this guys is old ... he is 12 years old
5 year old kid... I could barely say my name at 5...
sounds a lot like Danny Boy""
Dan Higgins Catch Me if you can....
Notice in the first few bars of the piece you can see my original front F key design...
Branford Marsalis and Sally Beamish - Muczynski's Saxophone Sonata.
This is an example of a great Jazz saxophonist that can really play classical music.
When you hear you cannot do both just listen to Branford...
Lanny Morgan Jazz Legend Alto Sax.. I am proud to count Lenny Morgan as a friend. His work as a jazz soloist and with SuperSax leave us with great music.
After You've Gone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTvDmlMi-So
Joy Spring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVJOXhCC27I
Subconscious Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEQhDq977E8
In jazz journalist Scott Yanow's book, Bebop (Miller Freeman Books, 2000), he opens his bio piece on LANNY MORGAN as follows:
"A brilliant bebop alto soloist often overlooked because he lives in Los Angeles rather ...
Stanley Turrentine Tenor Saxophone is one the great individuals of the tenor... and there were many...
Must listen to for every saxophoneist of any age or ability... the man had soul... and then some...
Smile Stacey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wcFx26D5Ck&feature=youtu.be
Hustlin" (Full Album) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lskXzub2U20
In Concert 1990 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mFSdb0jS0
Return of the Prodigal Son https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxzDXEAYm4Q