Jan/Feb 2009, Volume 33, No. 3
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New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
"Uncommon Etudes From Common Scales"
"Life Dances For Soprano & Alto"

College Teaching Job Interviews
"How To Sand Out In A Crowd"
David Camwell

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
"Improvising With Non-Western Musicians"

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
by Andrew Clark
"Auditions In The Rock 'n Roll World"

The Sax Doctor
by Emilio Lyons
"Tips On Cleaning Your Mouthpiece"
"Fixing A Saxophone That Is Bent"

A Lesson With Greg Chambers
by Greg Banaszak

Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steve Mauk
"Multiphonics: Meaning Many Sounds"

Gettin' Around On The Saxophone
by Gunnar Mossblad
"Connecting Your Ear To The Saxophone"

Musings On The Mechanism
by Steve 'Saxgourmet' Goodson
"Thoughts On Keywork Design & Improvement"

Elements Of Jazz Improvisation
by Greg Fishman
"The Art Of Jazz Articulation, Part I"

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As In Stained Light
Masterclass/Play-Along CD
by Ken Tse

Composer Leonard Mark Lewis, or Mark, and I met for the first time when I taught at the University of Missouri from 2000-2002. At the time I had the idea of recording a CD featuring music by all American composers, so I approached Mark to commission a piece for this recording project. I had previously heard his music for wind ensemble and other media which impressed me greatly. Particularly his organic approach to composition which combines the minimalistic technique as well as various textual permeations that create a continuous stream of musical ideas without repetitiveness. As In Stained Light was the result of this request.

AS IN STAINED LIGHT
CD Track Information
Track Title
1. Comments from Tse
2. mm. 1-25 (performance with Kenneth Tse on alto saxophone, Leonard Mark Lewis on piano)
3. mm. 25-56
4. mm. 57-105
5. mm. 106-126
6. mm. 127-132
7. mm. 133-164
8. mm. 165-217
9. mm. 218-249
10. mm. 250-284
11. Piano accompaniment only track (alto saxophone play-along to poco menno mosso)
12. Interview with composer Leonard Mark Lewis

• Performance recorded by Rick Dior at Acoustic Barn Studios, Charlotte, NC
• Accompaniment only track created and provided by Pat Mann of www.saxmann.com