Welcome to this Latin Sax Masterclass for Saxophone Journal. This project reflects an area of interest and admiration that I have had for many years – Latin saxophone playing. This is my second masterclass CD featuring Latin music for saxophone. The first was published in the January/February 2005 issue of Saxophone Journal, titled Latin Jazz for Saxophone. This time around the focus is on more traditional styles that prominently feature the saxophone.
The music presented in this masterclass CD is more closely related to Salsa than Merengue, although at times you may hear the Merengue influence in the saxophone parts. Son Montuno, Mambo and Rhumba may be the simplest descriptors available for these three different feels.
LATIN SAX MASTERCLASS
By Skip Spratt
1 Introduction 02:01
2 The Clave Paquito and Mozart 01:49
3 Tuning Notes (Concert A & Bb) 00:29
4 Sontuno 05:19
5 Sontuno Play-along 05:19
6 Culpar Al Momento 05:53
7 Culpar Al Momento Play-along 05:53
8 Mambodia 04:11
9 Mambodia Play-along 04:11
10 Conclusion 00:34