The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” is a show tune from the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!. It was recorded by Sonny Rollins on his 1957 album, ‘Newk’s Time’ which was released in 1959. Sonny’s version features just him on tenor and ‘Philly’ Joe Jones on Drums. It’s a great way of appreciating […]
It’s the middle of November so that means it’s time to start work on our 2019 Christmas project. This year I’ve selected ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ from the A Jazzy Christmas Book – to take part you need to order the book. Eb Saxophones Bb Saxophones
We’ve covered the why licks are an important part of forming your jazz vocabulary in our ‘10 licks in 10 weeks’ course. In this new course we are going to look at 12 different licks all in the key of C major. Whilst we are going to look at how to move these licks into […]
Joel Frahm is one of my favourite contemporary saxophonists. A big man with a big sound and bags of technique this is a great track to introduce you to the man from Wisconsin.
It’s that time of year again, the first week in November and that means, it’s time to get started on our 2018 Christmas Project! This year we are looking at ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas!’ You need to purchase the book! Eb (Alto / Baritone) Saxophone Bb (Tenor / Soprano) Saxophone
At least 85%, possibly as high as 95% of Bebop tunes are ‘heads’ written over songs from musicals and shows of the 1930’s and 40’s. Musicians such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie did this to avoid paying royalties in the recording studio for the songs they were using in the clubs. Popular songs such […]