March/April 2013, Volume 37, No. 4
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ARTICLES THIS ISSUE
March/April 2013


Editorial
by David J. Gibson
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Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
Creating Synthetic Bebop Scales

New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
A Composition & Improvisation Workbook For The Creative Musician
by Steve Slagle
Sinfonia For Saxophone Choir
Composed By Steve Cohen


Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steve Mauk
Tricks Of The Trade
Articulations Tricks
Fingering Tricks
Maintenance Tricks


Repair Demystified
by Curt Altarac
What Gets Bigger The More You Take Away?
Tone Holes
- A Detailed Discussion

The Mark VI Saxophone Mistique
by Steve "Saxgourmet" Goodson
The Selmer Mark VI Saxophone 1954-1974
Part II


A Lesson With Steve Duke
by Greg Banaszak
Part II Of A 2-Part Series Of Lessons
With Steve Duke


The Saxophone Quartet
by Susan Fancher
Michael Torke's May And June
For Saxophone Quartet




Billy Kerr's Reviews
Continuum
Jerry Bergonzi
'Round Midnight

Harry Allen & Scott Hamilton

Frank Bongiorno's Reviews
The Greg Abate Quintet
with Phil Woods

The Forbidden Saxophone
Johannes Thorell


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How To Play In A Pianoless Jazz Group
by Greg Yasinitsky & Nighthawk
(A CD Masterclass)

Most jazz groups have rhythm sections—drums, bass and piano, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Any combination of instruments can make a wonderful jazz group. One of the most engaging performances I ever heard was by a duo of cornet and bass saxophone. Lots of groups perform without drums and the Benny Goodman Quartet, one of the most influential ensembles in jazz, didn’t have a bass player. Over the years, there have been a number of great “pianoless” groups including ensembles led by saxophonists Gerry Mulligan (with trumpeter Chet Baker), Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and many others.

How To Play
In A Pianoless Jazz Group
Masterclass CD by Greg Yasinitsky
With Nighthawk

Track List
1. Greg Yasinitsky Introduction(spoken) 1:18
2. Tuning Notes :40
3. Nighthawk Introduction :55
4. Nighthawk (demonstration) 5:36
5. Nighthawk (saxophone play-along 4:29
6. Book ‘em Danno! Introduction (spoken) 1:03
7. Book ‘em Danno! (demonstration) 4:26
8. Book ‘em Danno! (saxophone play-along) 4:26
9. Extra Slick Introduction (spoken) :55
10. Extra Slick (demonstration) 6:27
11. Extra Slick (saxophone play-along) 5:04
12. By Chance Introduction (spoken) :58
13. By Chance (demonstration) 4:18
14. By Chance (play-along) 4:21
15. Hangtown Fry Introduction (spoken) 1:11
16. Hangtown Fry (demonstration) 5:19
17. Hangtown Fry (saxophone play-along) 6:03
18. Thanks (spoken) :40