MarchApril 2006 , Volume 30, No. 4
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MarchApril 2006


The Saxophone Quartet
by Susan Fancher
"Basel Switzerland-based ARTE Quartet"

The Sax Doctor
by Emilio Lyons
"Sax Key Heights & Intonation, Straightening Bent Keys, Discolored Sax Mouthpieces, Replacing Problem Clarinet Thumb Rest Screws"

Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steve Mauk
"Comparing Styles Of SaxophonePlaying:
Band, Solo, Jazz Ensemble "

A Preamble To Your Practice Routine
by Paul Haar
"Setting Goals, Understanding How You Work & Learn, Negotiating With Yourself, Practice Time & Pure Intentions"

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
"Tips For Transcribing Jazz Solos"

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The Saxophone Craze
Early 20th Century North American Concert Saxophonists

Billy Kerr's Reviews
Che Battle: Live At Smoke
Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring
Spirit Song
Ernie Watts Quartet
John Coltrane
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

Frank Bongiorno's Reviews
Shamber Symphony
The Masao Kumoi Saxophone Quartet
The Round
Alexander McCabe

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Satin Latin Jazz Duets Play-Along CD
by Skip Spratt
EDITOR’S NOTE ABOUT FUNKY CHA CHA TIME
AND Bb SHEET MUSIC PARTS

Because of space limitations in Saxophone Journal the play-along duet music for the final tune, Funky Cha Cha Time, is available as a free download from our website (as a printable PDF file) at: www.dornpub.com/download.html, or click here.

Also, after publication Skip Spratt has gratiously made the Bb parts available for all the tunes on this Satin Latin duets CD.
They are low res PDF files for fast downloading and printing at:
www.dornpub.com/download.html, or click here.
The six duets on this CD are intended to represent an equal offering within two diverse styles. Although it would seem easy to write and record three Latin jazz duets and another three smooth jazz duets, it has proven to be quite a challenge. Many of the six songs share qualities of both styles, rather than defining and separating them. The end result is a combination of styles I will refer to as “Satin Latin.”
These Satin Latin jazz duets have taken on an interesting twist during the writing, editing, and recording process. At times the duets are reminiscent of some of the quirkier jazz offerings of the 1960s. The intent was never that, but a final listen and play through has elicited a chuckle or two out of my colleagues, students, and I. It’s simply some fun music to play with another person in a duet format with background music.
SATIN LATIN CD TRACKS
1 Introduction 02:31
2 Tuning Note A and Bb Concert 00:41
3 Less Is More (complete performance) 02:26
4 Before Dawn (complete performance) 02:50
5 DeLonna (complete performance) 01:30
6 Sing It Out (complete performance) 03:55
7 Chicken Mambo (complete performance) 02:32
8 Funky Cha Cha Time (complete performance) 02:51
9 Conclusion 00:27
10 Less Is More (play-along) 02:29
11 Before Dawn (play-along) 02:50
12 DeLonna (play-along) 01:30
13 Sing It Out (play-along) 03:51
14 Chicken Mambo (play-along) 02:32
15 Funky Cha Cha Time (play-along) 02:51