March/April 2010, Volume 34, No. 4
Lauren Sevian, Nathan Nabb, Stacey Knights
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New Saxophone Publications
"Play It Cool - James Rae"
"The Serious Jazz Book II - Barry Finnerty
by David Demsey
Help Wanted: Saxophone
by Steve Goodson
"...Designing A New Saxophone"
The Saxophone Quartet
"Amateur Sax Quartets"
by Susan Fancher
Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
by Andrew Clark
"My Neo-Soul Session"
A Lesson With
by Greg Banaszak
The Sax Doctor
by Emilio Lyons
"Finding Pad Leaks On Clarinet & Flute"
"A Loose Neck - A Tight Mouthpiece Fit""
Creative Jazz Improvisation
"Distributed Meaning & Jazz Improvisation"
by David Pope
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12 By The Moon Dial
Billy Kerr's Reviews
John Coltrane (5-CD set)
So Far From Home
Frank Bongiorno's Reviews
Concertos For Sax Quartet
PRSM Sax Quartet
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|A Jazz Suite For Sax Duets
composed by Ralph Martino
by Frank Bongiorno
Jazz Suite for Saxophone Duet is a group of seven pieces for alto and baritone saxophones or two E-flat saxophones written by Ralph Martino. A Maryland native, Martino received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music composition from the Manhattan School of Music, and has composed, as well as, arranged for numerous instrumental and vocal combinations, including a piece he wrote in 1989 for tenor saxophone and piano titled Iberian Sketches. Martino has worked as a staff arranger and engraver for Hal Leonard, and was a staff composer and arranger for over twenty years with the US Navy Band until his retirement in 1996.
Published in 1999, the Jazz Suite is intended as a set of jazz duets for alto and baritone saxophone, or two E-flat saxophones. The suite’s seven movements are in varying styles and tempos, including moderate to fast swing feels, funky, bossa nova, and a jazz waltz.
A Jazz Suite for Saxophone Duet
(seven pieces for alto and baritone saxophones or two E-flat saxophones)
Frank Bongiorno, alto and baritone saxophones
Saxophone Journal Masterclass CD
by Frank Bongiorno
Duets Composed by Ralph Martino
1 Introduction 02:34
2 Springin’ Out Introduction 00:29
3 Springin’ Out 01:08
4 Easy Blues Introduction 00:24
5 Easy Blues 01:57
6 Will O’ the Wisp Introduction 00:32
7 Will O’ the Wisp 02:38
8 The Hard Swing Introduction 00:21
9 The Hard Swing 01:26
10 Springin’ Out alto play-along 01:10
11 Easy Blues alto play-along 01:59
12 Will O’ the Wisp alto play-along 02:40
13 The Hard Swing alto play-along 01:29