November/December 2012, Volume 37, No. 2
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November/December 2012


Editorial
by David J. Gibson
Licensing The .mp3 Music File Format
For Use On A Commercial Website
Click here for my editorial series on the topic of using .mp3 sound files on a website.



The Saxophone Quartet
by Susan Fancher
Saxophone Quartets At 2012 NASA Conference

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
An Impossible Dream In Scotland
The World Saxophone Congress


New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
Eugene Rousseau: With Casual Brilliance
by Thomas Liley
Sax Solos Over Jazz Standards
book-CD set by Tony Dagradi


Repair Demystified
by Curt Altarac
The Perfect Saxophone Neck, Part I
I
(Part I appears in the SeptOct 2012 Sax Journal)

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
by Andrew Clark
Those About To Rock


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Billy Kerr's Reviews
The Nearest Exit May Be Inside Your Head
David Bixler
Journeyman

Brandon Wright

Frank Bongiorno's Reviews
Ellington Saxophone Encounters
Mark Masters Ensemble
Featuring Gary Smulyan

High Notes: More New Music For The Soprano
Farrell Vernon

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Latin Sax Masterclass
by Skip Spratt

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

CD Tracks
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 .