Posts for July 2011

July 30, 2011

Sam Newsome on not doubling

Sam Newsome asks the question, “Can You Double And Still Be A Great Soprano Saxophonist?” As I see it, if you play the soprano using a set-up that’s comparable to a much larger horn, you’re not dealing with the soprano on it’s own terms. It’s being treated as an extension of a much larger horn, ...

July 20, 2011

Review: Rico reed cases

I’ve been trying out the Rico single and double reed cases. These are plastic cases that can optionally accommodate Rico’s “Reed Vitalizer” packets, which, according to Rico, help keep your reeds at your desired humidity level. The single reed case holds eight reeds, baritone saxophone or smaller, and the double reed case holds five double ...

July 11, 2011

Mormons and musicians

Photo, More Good Foundation Some of you know that I am a “Mormon“—a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I find that sometimes fellow musicians are curious about my faith and how it connects to my career in music, so I’d like to share a few thoughts. Music in LDS (Latter-day ...

July 7, 2011

Historical woodwind recordings on the National Jukebox

Photo, alexruthmann The United States Library of Congress’s National Jukebox project makes American recordings from the days before microphones available for streaming online. This is a fantastic resource for recordings—classical, jazz, and more—from the turn of the 20th century until the mid-1920’s. These recordings are not in the public domain, like you might think; Sony, the ...

July 1, 2011

Eddie Daniels is not a doubler

Great video of Eddie Daniels talking about doubling—er, not doubling.
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