Vol. 28, No. 3, Jan/Feb 2004



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FRONT COVER INTERVIEWS
Christian Wirth
by Louis Iozzi
Rich Lataille & Mark Early
"Roomful Of Blues"

by Andrew Clark
Michael Cox
by Greg Banaszak
ARTICLES AND FEATURE COLUMNS

FRANCOIS LOUS' AULOCHROME
"The New Aulochrome Saxophone""

by David Pope

ROCK 'N ROLL GUNSLINGER
"Searching For The Perfect Gig"

by Dave "Woody" Woodford

NEW SAXOPHONE PUBLICATIONS
"Benny Carter 2nd Edition"
"Forward Motion (Hal Galper)"

by David Demsey

REPAIRING YOUR SAXOPHONE
"Replacing Saxophone Springs"
by David Demsey
ROCK 'N ROLL SAXOPHONE
"Ear Monitors: Are They Right For You"

by Andrew Clark

A LESSON WITH
"Kenneth Tse"

by Greg Banaszak


PREPARING NEW SAXOPHONE REEDS
"Part One"

by Gunnar Mossblad

THE SAXOPHONE QUARTET
"The Saxophone Music Of Alfred Descenclos (1912-1971)
by Susan Fancher

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JAN/FEB 2004 RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS

PAUL WAGNER
Ryoanji Duo
Frank Bongiorno, saxophone
Desert Wind Sax Quartet
Desert Wind Sax Quartet
BILLY KERR
Tanuki's Night Out
Lew Tabackin, saxophone
Still Evolved
Ted Nash, saxophone
FRANK BONGIORNO

Still Evolved
Lew Tabackin, saxophone
Live And Learn
Bobby Watson, saxophone

TIM PRICE
Pink Slimy Worm
Sue Terry, saxophone
Four Of Me
Peter Arthur Loeb, saxophone
Not So Smooth Jazz
Masterclass Play-Along CD


Sheet music in Eb is in the magazine
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(This is a very large file so please be patient in downloading the Bb part)
Welcome to this Masterclass play-along CD on commercial and contemporary jazz playing. The topics to be discussed are for use on smooth jazz, funk, rock, and rhythm and blues. Over the past few months, it has been an absolute blast preparing the materials for publication. It is my hope that players of all levels can gain something from this presentation. Younger students should find the material challenging yet obtainable. Teachers and experienced students can find the play-along selections helpful in discovering more about this extremely popular style.

Iím Skip Spratt and this is the first masterclass CD I have prepared for publication in Saxophone Journal. I have been writing interviews for the Saxophone Journal for the past few years and most of my subjects have been icons on the NAC (National Adult Contemporary) charts since the ďsmooth jazzĒ name tag appeared. Andy Snitzer, Ed Calle, Michael Lington, and Warren Hill have all given their take on smooth jazz in previous interviews. My pending interview with Steve Cole will give readers another perspective on contemporary playing and the music business.

Saxophone Journal Masterclass CD
NOT SO SMOOTH JAZZ MASTERCLASS PLAY-ALONG CD
by Skip Spratt

Introduction Track 01
Playing Tips Track 02
Embellishments Track 03
Harmonic Approach Track 04
Songs/Conclusion Track 05
Tuning Notes (A and Bb Concert Pitch) Track 06
Canít Wait to Get There (complete mix) Track 07
Canít Wait to Get There (play-along) Track 08
Mandarie (complete mix) Track 09
Mandarie (play-along) Track 10
Lookiní Up (complete mix) Track 11
Lookiní Up (play-along) Track 12
A Fresh of Breath Air (complete mix) Track 13
A Fresh of Breath Air (play-along) Track 14
Spiderís Walk (complete mix) Track 15
Spiderís Walk (play-along) Track 16