September/October 2010, Volume 35, No. 1
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ARTICLES THIS ISSUE
September/October 2010

The Saxophone Quartet
"The Lunar Sax Quartet
& Composer Hilary Tann"
by Susan Fancher

Rock 'n Roll Saxophone
"Classical Rock"
by Andrew Clark

Creative Jazz Improvisation
"Support The Music That You Love"
by David Pope

Creative Teaching Tecnhiques
"Paule Maurice's Tableau de Provence"
by Steve Mauk

Are We Finished
"A Guide To Saxophone Finishes"
by Steve Goodson

Repairing Your Saxophone
"Tools For Your Sax Case"
"Cleaning/Lubricating Rod Bearings"
by Emilio Lyons
New Saxophone Publications
"The Lenox School of Jazz"
"Workout"
by David Demsey

A Lesson With
"Luis Zuniga"
by Greg Banaszak

Creative Teaching Techniques
"Altissimo Register Attacks"
by Steven Mauk
RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS
Paul Wagner's Reviews
Connections
Lynn Klock

Deep Schrott One
Bass Sax Choir

Billy Kerr's Reviews
Classic Jazz Remasters Series
Paul Desmond, Art Pepper
Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane
Toe The Line
Dad Pratt
One For All
Eric Alexander


Frank Bongiorno's Reviews
Forward
Brian Landrus, George Garzone, Allan Chase
Following Signs
Justin Janer

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Swing Ballads
Masterclass/Play-Along CD
by James Romain

Swing Ballads have long been recognized by musicians as one of the most difficult idioms to perform and teach. Playing a ballad requires a high level of maturity, musicianship and variety of interpretive skills. Players must be able to use stylistic inflections, vibrato, and rhythmic interpretation to interpret the melody in the same way a vocalist would. I wrote quite a bit about these melodic interpretive techniques in the March/April 2008 issue of Saxophone Journal and I encourage readers to go back and take a look at that back issue if a refresher is needed. All of the techniques discussed in that article will be demonstrated on each of the melodies on this CD masterclass and should be practiced with the play-along tracks provided.
Swing Ballads
Saxophone Journal Masterclass
By Brian Kane

Track Title
1 Introduction
2 Forget Me Not (solo explanation and example)
3 Forget Me Not (full performance)
4 Forget Me Not (play-along track)
5 Newborn (solo explanation and example)
6 Newborn (full performance)
7 Newborn (play-along track)
8 Fleeting Glimpse (solo explanation and example)
9 Fleeting Glimpse (full performance)
10 Fleeting Glimpse (play-along track)