JanFeb 2007 , Volume 31, No. 3
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ARTICLES THIS ISSUE
JanFeb 2007

Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steve Mauk
"Finger Placement Technique: Fixing Bad Habits"

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
"Keeping Track Of Jazz Chord Changes, Part II"

A Conversation With Joe, Part I
by Paul Haar
"Veteran Reedman Talks About The Art Of Section Playing"

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
by Andrew Clark
"Nyle Steiner Interview, Inventor Of The EWI and EVI"

New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
"The Devil's Horn: The Story of The Saxophone by Michael Segell"
"Jazz Saxophone Duets by Greg Fishman"

The Sax Doctor
by Emilio Lyons
"Removing Varitone Reminents From A Saxophone"
"How To Repair A Crack In A Wood Clarinet Barrel Joint"
"Maintaining Pads On The Larger Bass Saxophone"

Jackie McLean
May 17, 1931 - March 31, 2006

by Greg Banaszak
"Remembering John Lenwood (Jackie McLean)"

Career Management
by Greg Banaszak
"Saxophonist & Recording Engineer Les Silver"

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Commission Impossible
Miles Osland
Sax Music Of M. Zachary Johnson
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Stitt's Bits
Sonny Stitt
Streams Of Expression
Joe Lovano
Jazz Standards (DVD)
Solor Interpretations & Expressions
Joe Lovano

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Wish List
Tim Ries
With Friends Like These
The Four Saxophone Quartet
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Bob Johnson And The Funkdawgs Play-Along CD
by Bob Johnson

Click here for Eb sheet music parts for this CD (a PDF file).
Bb parts come with the magazine
GUEST MUSICIANS
Don McGinnis (bass) – Axle Grease
Tad Parker (drums) – Axle Grease, New Moon
It is my great pleasure to present this play-along CD for Saxophone Journal. My band, The Funkdawgs, has a unique twist however, in that all the recording for this play-along was done via the Internet and no two musicians were in the same room at the same time. This collection of tunes is intended to give any level of player, from beginner to advanced, the opportunity to concentrate on their sense of timing and groove. By keeping the tunes in relatively easy keys and using pretty straight ahead chord changes, any saxophonist can have some fun playing with a dynamite rhythm section.
EASY FUNK AND BLUES
CD Tracks 2-7 Full Performance
CD Tracks 9-14 Play-Along
1. Introduction
2. New Moon
3. Nighthawk
4. Mr. Moto’s Day Off
5. At the Bistro
6. Axle Grease
7. The Iguana
8. Tuning Notes (B flat, E flat)
9. New Moon
10. Nighthawk
11. Mr. Moto’s Day Off
12. At the Bistro
13. Axle Grease
14. The Iguana