MarchApril 2005 , Volume 29, No. 4
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ARTICLES THIS ISSUE
March/April 2005

REPAIRING YOUR SAXOPHONE
"Keeping Your Sax Looking New, Replacing Pads Finding Leaks"
by Emilio Lyons

YOGA FOR SAXOPHONISTS, PART I
"Mountain Pose, Warrior Pose,
Hero's Pose, Seated Forward Bend Pose"

by Jason Adams

CAREER MANAGEMENT
"Finnish Saxophonist Ollie-Pekka Toumisalo"
by Greg Banaszak

CREATIVE TEACHING TECHNIQUES
"A Guide For Memory Mapping For Learning Repertoire"
by Steven Mauk

CIRCULAR BREATHING, PART II
"Hazardous To Your Health? Mental Picture Of How It Works, Using A Plastic Drinking Straw"
by Richard Schwartz

NEW SAX PUBLICATIONS
"That Moaning Saxophone (book review) by Bruce Vermazen, The Brown Brothers Music Collection (music), The Best Of Charlier Parker (book/CD) by Mark Voelpel"
by David Demsey
ROCK 'N ROLL SAXOPHONE
"A Look Back And A Peak Forward: Issues For Rock Sax Players "
by Andrew Clark


THE SAXOPHONE QUARTET
"Repertoire Development: Brooklyn Saxophone Quartet"
by Susan Fancher


WORKING WITH ACCOMPANISTS
"Choosing, Being Positive, What To Play, Good Direction, Be Professional"
by Paul Haar

CREATIVE JAZZ IMPROVISATION
"Maintaining A Healthy Practice Routine: Steps 1, 2, 3 & Mastery Of The Basics"
by David Pope

THE PROFESSIONAL SAXOPHONIST
"Identifying Our Musical Strengths And Weaknesses"
by Laura Dreyer

ROAD REPAIRS
"The Essential Tools & Supplies For Emergency Repairs, Part I"
by Gunnar Mossblad
RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS
PAUL WAGNER
SAXOFONKVARTETTEN
Rollin' Phones
TICKLIN' TIME
Royal City Sax Quartet
BILLY KERR
COLEMAN HAWKINS
BENNY GOODMAN
DUKE ELLINGTON
ARTIE SHAW

Centennial Collection
FRANK BONGIORNO

I'VE GOT YOUR RHYTHM
Glenn Cashman
THE FIVE A.M. STRUT
Antonio Hart & Kelly Roberge


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Bob Ackerman
The Martin Saxophone
Masterclass/Play-Along CD


THE SAXOPHONES USED ON THIS CD
alto, tenor, baritone (The Martin Model)
soprano (Martin Handcrafted Model)
mastering (All Tribe Studios)
engineer (Ted Klum)

CD TRACKS
TRACK 1
Blues Ala Mode is one of my most often used tunes. This track has me with one of my favorite accompanists; bassist Mike Richmond. On over 165 recording projects he has played and recorded with the likes of Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and the list goes on.
The Martin TS #192748 saxophone was used with a Hollywood Dukoff open to .078". The horn had no resonators at this time.

TRACK 2
Ken’s Ballade is from a recording done in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Guitarist Ken Bassman, originally from Toronto, lives and plays in this little serious music haven. The bassist is the legendary Tyler Mitchel. A Martin Magna alto saxophone (#208293) was used with a Selmer Soloist short shank opened to .068". The horn has Reso-tec flat brass resonators.

TRACK 3
TK Suite #1 is part of a free “improv” session recorded at Alltribe Studios, Ted Klum’s studio in Little Falls, New Jersey. Rich Messbauer is on bass and Tom Sayek plays drums. If I had to pick a favorite sound in recording my tenor saxophone, I’d start here with the four pieces in this suite. The Martin tenor saxophone (#200379) was used and it has a complete set-up by “Tenor Madness,” AKA Randy Jones. The mouthpiece is a Super Tone Master Otto Link, size 4 star opened to .088" (No USA on the shank).

TRACK 4
Suite #2

TRACKS 5 THRU 8
South Carolina Sketches is a four-movement original work for saxophone trio (soprano, alto, tenor). Everyone is playing a Martin saxophone. Steve Silverstein on soprano saxophone (#81042). Tristen Willems on the Martin soprano saxophone (#74732). I am using a Martin Magna tenor saxophone (#214041) with a Slant Line Otto Link #4 mouthpiece opened to .078". The Magna has flat brass Reso-tec resonators.

TRACK 9
SMA Birds is an original work by me also for saxophone quartet. It is pretty much my notation of a happening that occurred outside my window at the villa I was staying at in San Miguel two years ago. The birds gave me the idea as to what to do.
Dave Richards is on a Martin baritone (#214704). The rest of the group is the same as on Tracks 5-8.

TRACK 10
Aubade is my composition as played with the Slovak Radio Orchestra in their beautiful concert hall in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. The piece was originally recorded with just the strings as part of a classical music recording session I participated in as both composer and player. When we finished the string orchestra recording the idea of doing it this way just came to me on the spot. My part was not written. The score for Aubade can be seen at www.dornpub.com/download.html.
I am using Martin Magna saxophone (#214041) and the same Slant Line Tone Edge Otto Link mouthpiece, a #4 opened to .078". The players had never played with a jazz musician and seemed to appreciate the new experience greatly.

TRACK 11
Chazz is another improvised piece based on an idea by the late bassist Wilber Morris. The actual melody and form are now different from when we did it with Wilber in the early 90s. This is from a live Concert this year in San Miguel at L’Invito, a Restaurant -Club run owned by Sylvia Bernadini (an Italian Lady of much merit for her constant support of the Arts). L’Invito is located in an art institute and the actual concert was held on an outdoor patio. The singer is my wife Pam Purvis who is improvising the lyrics and the pianist is Gabriel Hernandez who has worked with Roy Hargrove and Pacquito D’Rivera.
I am using a Martin Magna tenor saxophone (#214041) but this time with an Otto Link 4**** model mouthpiece opened to .086".

TRACK 12
Late Night in Old San Miguel was the end of a recording session there at Ken Bassman’s, with Tyler Mitchel on bass. My equipment is the same as track 2.

TRACK 13
TK Suite #3 will test your listening endurance as it lasts almost 16 minutes. It’s the same session and equipment as tracks 3 & 4.

TRACK 14
TK Suite #4

TRACK 15
Reflections is free improv with bassist Chris Lough.
I am using The Martin tenor saxophone (#192748) the same horn as track 1, but this time it has undersized flat-brass Reso-tec resonators. The mouthpiece is an Otto Link Super Tone Master (no USA) #4 opened to .081".

TRACK 16
Reflections is free improv from the same session as track 15.