SeptOct 2009, Volume 34, No. 1
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ARTICLES THIS ISSUE
SeptOct 2009

Emilio Lyons "The Sax Doctor"
"How To Fix A Cracked Wooden Clarinet"

The Saxophone Quartet
The Walt Disney Saxophone Quartet
by Susan Fancher

Creative Teaching Techniques
by Steven Mauk
"The Universal Method Book Revisited"

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
by Andrew Clark
"Latest Wind Instrument From Akai: EWI USB"

Creative Jazz Improvisation
by David Pope
"Appreciating Avant-Garde Jazz"

My Pad Or Your's
by Steve "Saxgourmet Goodson"
"Part II: The Greatest Controversy: Resonators"
Gettin' Around On The Saxophone
by Gunnar Mossblad
"A Quick Guide To Analyzing Jazz Standards"

New Saxophone Publications
by David Demsey
"Funk/Disco; Pop/Rock;R&B Horn Sections"
"The Tired Woman for Solo Alto Sax"

Elements Of Jazz Improvisation
by Greg Fishman
"The Art Of Jazz Articulation, Part 2"
RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS
Paul Wagner's Reviews
James Rae Sonatinas
Sarah Markham

Magheia for Sax Quartet
Scoville & Robert-Diessel

Billy Kerr's Reviews
The Very Best Of Prestige Records
John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy
Once Is Not Enough
Frank Wess
Mike Clinco/Neon
Bob Sheppard


Frank Bongiorno's Reviews
On Track
Michael Stephenson
Dedicated
Ralph Bowen

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Birthday Music For Sigurd Rascher
Masterclass/Play-Along CD
by Alan Durst

Birthday Music for Sigurd M. Raschèr, for two alto saxophones, is a perfect portrayal of who Sigurd Raschèr was; a man who not only found interest in performing, but transcribing both classical and traditional works, education, the mechanics of the saxophone, and the exploration of third and fourth octaves. Koch illustrates these traits masterfully in his work through the inclusion of Fanfares, Swedish Folk Songs, the German National Anthem, extended techniques, and the use of the altissimo register. Lawrence Gwozdz and Harry Kinross White, who subsequently recorded it for their Albany Records album released in 2006 entitled Raschèr International, premiered the work and Dorn Publications. published it.

Birthday Music For Sigurd Rascher
Saxophone Journal Masterclass CD
Track - Title
Track 1 - Introduction, General Performance Concepts,
Whats on the CD
Track 2 - Full performance of
Birthday Music for Sigurd Raschèr
Track 3 - Introduction to movement I
and technical performance considerations
Track 4 - Movement I play along of Alto I part
Track 5 - Movement I play along of Alto II part
Track 6 - Variations on a Swedish Folk Tune
Track 7 - Performance of Movement II
Track 8 - Movement III
Clever composing and German Heritage
Track 9 - Performance of Movement III
Track 10 - Closing Remarks