Posts for September 2010

September 22, 2010

Farewell: Buddy Collette

Notable woodwind doubler Buddy Collette, known for his skill and artistry as a jazz saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, and composer, passed away on Sunday. Check out the Los Angeles obituary, or, even better, enjoy his flute and tenor: Tip of the hat to Eric at for bringing this sad news to my attention.

September 20, 2010

YouTubeage: Cool EWI videos

Some of my favorite EWI videos. Enjoy! Jeff Kashiwa explains and demonstrates the Akai EWI4000s to an appreciative audience. A little loopstation fun, with some Telemann and then a smooth-jazz tune. EWI specialist Bernie Kenerson does cool stuff with an EWI hooked up to a vocoder.

September 13, 2010

Joe the Musician: the first rule of woodwind doubling

I’m not much of a tweeter (though you can follow my automatically-generated tweets about new blog posts). But I liked this one today from Joseph “Joe the Musician” Tomasso: Follow Joseph’s tweets here, or check out his website.

September 12, 2010

Update: Woodwind doubling in Broadway musicals

A few years back, I started compiling a little list of Broadway-style shows and their woodwind books—the printed parts the woodwind players use in the orchestra pits. It has since grown wildly out of control to over 900 shows and has firmly cemented itself as the most popular thing on this website. Many of my ...

September 10, 2010

New sound clips: Faculty woodwinds recital, Aug. 31, 2010

I’m pleased to share some audio clips from my recent faculty recital at Delta State University. It was the first evening concert of the new semester, so a nice crowd of students came to start accumulating their recital attendance points, as well as colleagues, friends, and community members. No one seemed daunted by the prospect ...
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