A fabulous pack for the beginning alto saxophonist, this books/CD pack teaches all the essentials, and lets players progress at their own pace! CDs includes audio instruction plus demo tracks with background accompaniments. …
The Ultimate Beginner Series - Alto Sax - Vol. 1 & 2 cover assembly and maintenance, proper posture and hand positions, breathing and producing a sound, first notes, music theory, and more. Students will also advance to learning a complete one-octave scale and additional music theory. DVD special features include getting to know the instruments, beginning music theory interactive, additional video tips, and printable reference materials.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. An amazing American release from this legendary baritone saxophonist – one of a few Swedish sessions that Lars issued here in the US at the time! The album's a perfect introduction to Gullin's groundbreaking work – that blend of soul, swing, and modernism that easily made him one of the best talents on his instrument in the postwar years – an overseas player to rival gians like Pepper Adams or Serge Chaloff here in the US!
Alto Giant is an exciting live album that captured the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Milan in 1969, two years after the group recorded 74 Miles Away. Cannonball's music in this period is marked by his enthusiastic embrace of funk and jazz rock. In addition to his brother Nat Adderley on trumpet, the quintet included Joe Zawinul on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. In addition to the leader's hot and exciting alto playing, what stand out are Hayes's aggressive and effective drumming and Zawinul's contributions in terms of two original compositions (the odd-meter, free jazz-oriented "Scavenger" and the funky "Walk Tall") and his solo performance of "Ballads Medley." The generosity of the leader extended to Gaskin as well, who was prominently featured on "Manha De Carnaval."